Force IE out of compatibility mode

Add this to within the <head>

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=edge” />

This forces IE out of compatibility mode. IE will ignore compatibility mode settings from the ‘(F12) Developer Tools’ facility.

Here’s some code that will allow testing.

Done using ‘IE Tester’

IE7 and IE8 will render this differently. IE8 in compatibility view mode will render it as IE7 does.


Comments welcome…..




  • Efore

    This does not force IE out of compatibility mode. This forces IE to render with the last document mode posible IN compatibility mode, which is not a solution for some compatibility mode problems.

    • NameNotTaken

      ok, good to know.

      Can you elaborate further? and perhaps offer a more comprehensive solution(s)?


    • What would a correct solution be then?