Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:54:36 AM
I'm seeing X-UA-Compatible abuse everywhere these days. It seems most of the big sites I look at have decided not to give the IE8 team half a chance to iron out their bugs, they've all simply decided to close their eyes and slap on a "behave like IE7" instruction instead. Guess if this is going to cause compat problems down the road when all non-IE browsers are forced to look at the META tags and figure out if they should be bug-compatible with IE7, 8 or 9 for any given site.. :-(
Here's a funny offender: adobe.com insists that if I'm going to show their "flashAbout_info_small.swf" animation correctly, then ..
GET /swf/software/flash/about/flashAbout_info_small.swf HTTP/1.0
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:39:33 GMT
... I have to render the .swf like IE7 would.
No problems, Adobe. Since I work for a browser vendor the server's wish should be my command. Here's your about Flash SWF rendered by IE in IE7 compat mode:
Beautifully compatible, no? Thanks for the X-UA-Compatible hint, I would never have figured that out on my own!