Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL

Message Too Old, No Replies

IE Compatibility & Head Section

Forcing IE Compatibility leads to 2 head sections - SEO impact?



6:19 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

We are having issues with IE8 and are using a Force Compatibility to resolve this issue.
This requires a snippet to be placed immediately following the <head> call.
However, we also use a CMS system that auto populates a snippet below the <head>.

To resolve we have created to <head></head> sections but are unsure of any SEO considerations.

Is this harmful? Or does anyone know any workarounds..



7:21 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member swa66 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I guess you'll have the same issues you have in IE8 in all other browsers as well (or not?)

I really don't get the "force IE7 mode" thing unless the site was broken in standards compliant browsers already.

Why not just fix the problem itself instead of breaking the document even more by having 2 head sections?


7:38 pm on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

thanks - we are eventually going to make sure it is compliant but we wanted to do a quick fix..

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month