lucy24 - 11:04 pm on Mar 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Typo, I hope.
Funny, I was just reading about "compatibility mode" the other day.
:: shuffling papers ::
My impression is that Compatibility Mode means "forget that IE increasingly behaves like other browsers and treat it as if it still has all the old quirks like IE6."
IE10 does not need to recognize the "FILTER" statement; that was basically MSIE <10's equivalent of a vendor prefix.
As noted elsewhere in this forum, MSIE 10 doesn't recognize the Conditional Comment. In this case that makes it easy for you, because anything that applies only to MSIE <10 can go inside a cc where it won't bother anyone else.
that will at least prevent white on white from showing up if someone else gets IE 10 and their compatibility mode checkbox is checked
Well, yes. If the page does not display as intended-- or at least display readably --both in and out of "Compatibility Mode", it is the designer's responsibility to make adjustments. The era of "Best viewed in..." is long gone.