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Windows 7: What does each internet explorer compatibility mode do? i.e quirks


10 Jan 2013   #1

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What does each internet explorer compatibility mode do? i.e quirks

Hi everyone, i am new and have never done forums before. I have been doing reasearch for work that i have been doing and am having some trouble. I don't know what the compatibility modes, strict, quirks and the other one does and need some help. I have tried finding out but i have never really been that good with research. If anyone could give a breif explination on what each one does, i will be very greatful. Thanks!

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10 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Confused, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you mean Internet Explorer Compatibility View instead?
Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off
If not, then please post a screenshot showing these settings, and let us know what issues you are having.

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10 Jan 2013   #3

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

Hi and thanks for replying. Yes compatibility view is what i really ment. I have been having trouble researching it for a piece of work i am doing. I can't find anything that simply tells me what each one does. I think that the 'strict' one displays websites in their original version of explorer but i am not sure about the others either. If you could help me, i will be grateful.
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10 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. It appears that you are in the IE Developer Tools trying to do this.

Here are a couple of links from Microsoft below that can help give more details about them.

How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages (Windows)

and

Testing sites with Browser Mode vs. Doc Mode - IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Here's one more

NovoGeek.com - Krishna's weblog | The why and how of "Document mode" and "Browser mode" in Internet Explorer
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10 Jan 2013   #5

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

Hi, sorry i was never good with explainations. What i mean is that there are 3 types of compatibility mode. strict, quirks and another type that i do not know. quirks, displays website in the browser that they were designed for i.e. website designed for an older version of explorer is ran on current version and is displayed in its original format. I think thats what quirks is at least. Sorry it is confusing but i am bad at ewxplainations. Thank you again.
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10 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

They are basically just modes to use to display the site in.

CSS - Quirks mode and strict mode
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11 Jan 2013   #7

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

I know that they are modes for displaying sites in, but i don't entirly know what each one does exactly. I don't know if quirks displays website in their original explorer version or what. I am not sure and don't know what the other two do.
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11 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The link that I posted above gives some pretty good details about the differences.
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11 Jan 2013   #9

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

so quirks does displays websites in their old format stlye and strict only displays websites in the current format style. do you know if there is another mode becuase i was told there was one.
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11 Jan 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Not that I'm aware of since IE9.

Depending on what your needs are, if you are having compatibility issues with a site, then you might try compatibility view using either option in the tutorial below first.

Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off
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