While developing some web resources for Dynamics, and also an external Web Portal, I was struggling with getting Internet Explorer to display properly, specifically using older browser versions such as IE7,IE8 and IE9. If I listen closely, I can probably hear you say “use the latest version of IE, upgrade, update and be done”. Well, if I were in a position to make that happen, I probably would, however, like a lot of people out there working for structured companies, their base “corporate” desktop install never has the latest version of anything on it.
After much googling, I discovered that there is a specific meta tag you can use that causes Internet Explorer to use the latest standards, thus preventing any display issues.
So, in my web resources, I have added the following to the HEAD section and it seems to do the job quite nicely.
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
For my web portal, I was able to achieve the same across all pages by adding the tag into the IIS settings. I used the GUI to do this, but I did notice that all it did was add it to the web.config file.
In IIS, within your web site/application, select the following option :
And then add the following :
The resulting web.config for the web site/application now contains the following :
<add name="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=edge,chrome=1" />