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setting default document mode in IE9
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msg:4439230
 4:19 pm on Apr 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

My website loads in default document mode for IE7, even though I'm viewing it with IE9 and have not specified any compatibility modes in the <head> tag. (I don't get the problem on other sites, so I know it's not a browser issue.)

Is there some specific <!DOCTYPE>, <html>, or <meta> tag I need to use to indicate IE9? The following don't work:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<Meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

Neither do the more basic:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang=en-US>
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">

 

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msg:4439575
 1:10 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

I just copied the source code of a page from another site that displays with default doc mode for IE9 and loaded it onto a page on my site and it shows up as default doc mode for IE7. Is it possible that my web host is putting out some header that's affecting this?

senvikal




msg:4506771
 6:34 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

See here Microsoft documentation on defining the compatibility of a document: [msdn.microsoft.com...]

Hope that helps!

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