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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 More Reliable and Interoperable Browsing


About This Video
Okay this is the last screencast in this quick 3 part series I hoped you enjoyed all 3 screencasts and let me know what you think.

For the last but not least part I wanted to talk briefly about the new improvements in reliability and compatibly inside IE8.  While IE8 displays content in its most standards compliant way by default as part of Microsoft’s commitment to Interoperability, there is also a built-in compatibility model that allows for content to be displayed like it did in IE7. Since March, 2008, we have been proactively reaching out to site developers and content publishers worldwide, providing education and resources about this model.  In my previous post I did talk a lot about browser interop ( ScreenCast: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 part 1: Interop Goodies), and how even in beta 1 how we had the emulate IE7 mode to help facilitate compatibility.  In beta 2 we now have a new option called compatibility view, and you no longer have to restart the browser for it to the page to render in compatibility mode.  Additionally different tabs can render differently Ultimately we still recommend that you modify the web site or server with the meta tag (click here to learn more:  Defining Document Compatibility)

To view the other parts:

To full the full demo all combined (about 45 minutes): IE Full Screencast

To learn more more and to download Internet Explorer 8 please visit:

(Note: IE 8 is supported on Windows XP SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Server 2008, Vista RTM & Vista SP1.)


Published Date: September 23, 2008
Presented By: Matt Hester



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