Internet Explorer (commonly abbreviated to IE or MSIE), is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.

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Session Inconsistent For Java Web Application in IE 11

I have a Java web application running in Apache/Tomcat. The web application runs fine in the latest Chrome & Firefox builds, and in older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) such as IE 8. The ...
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Google Tag Manager Uses iframe, is this problematic for IE?

Internet Explorer has a non-standard P3P privacy policy implementation (what a surprise). This prevents cookies from being loaded in iframes. Google Tag Manager uses an iframe. Does this cause ...
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Is compatibility mode in IE enough for verification?

I wish to verify that my web site looks ok on different versions of Internet Explorer. Do you consider it to be enough to install latest version of IE and use it in compatibility mode when verifying ...
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Which browsers do not support user-defined tags?

I recently added HTML5 <nav> and <footer> elements to a page, thinking that HTML5-capable browsers would use them for semantic things like navigation, while older browsers would see them ...
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Is it acceptable to use conditional comments to block ie rather than ua sniffing?

I just cant see a way to support IE8 and below. Having said that, I don't want to sniff the user agent because its bad practice and feature detection is a better alternative. Would it be acceptable ...
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Why does internet explorer want to preload these 2 linked html pages?

After running a WebPagetest.org for one of the pages of our website, I noticed - because of the red marked http file not found errors - that Internet Explorer (IE) wants to preload two html pages ...
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Opening PDF files in Internet Explorer

I have a webpage which has a link to a PDF file. Every time I update the PDF file, Internet Explorer will not load the updated file; it keeps showing the old file, even if I refresh the page. At this ...
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What's the difference between desktop and mobile IE

In a company I'm working we are planning to get some devices in order to test our software on it. We are doing web app, so I need to know Is there a big difference between Windows 8 IE, Windows phone ...
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Internet Explorer 8, content negotiation and missing file extension

I'm using Apache to serve a webpage that contain some images. I have imags in both SVG and PNG format, and use content negotiation to serve the format that a client understands. As a result, the files ...
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IE strips off parameters from a file URI pasted into an address bar?

Question: How do I stop IE from stripping off parameters from file URI pasted into address bar? Description of a problem: I have a "simpleTest.html" page with only this JS code inside, that returns ...
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Internet Explorer receives 403 Error when viewing dev environment SSL test certificate (using MAMP)

I've been developing a site with MAMP which has a handy way of generating (obviously) unverified SSL certificates for testing purposes. All was well when testing with Chrome, Firefox, Safari you ...
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Why are Win7 IE browers running in IE7 mode?

On our site we currently have approx. 50% of our IE7 users running Windows 7. However, Win7 was released with IE8 meaning that something is not right. Based on this, we made the assumption that the ...
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Running Microsoft's IE VPCs on Windows 8

I am trying to run Microsoft's VPC VMs on Windows 8 but no luck. As you may know, Microsoft's Virtual PC software doesn't work on Windows 8. They are recommended to use their new virtualisation ...
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How can I test IE10 on Mac?

How can I test web sites in IE10 on Mac? Currently I am testing IE9 in VirtualBox with Windows 7 installed from Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image. I could not find similar image ...
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Adsense ads close with “navigation canceled” error in Internet Explorer

Many years ago I set up Doubleclick for Small Business, showing a mix of custom banners and Adsense. Recently I installed Windows 8, and I am starting to use Internet Explorer again. What I noticed ...
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Which browsers send “Expect: 100-Continue” request header? [closed]

I just want to make sure which browsers send the Expect: 100-Continue header? So that until the server responds with a 100 Continue HTTP status, no data should be sent.
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Website only displays correctly in IE using compatibility mode?

As the resident "IT Whiz" at work (ie: I know how to use a computer) I've been asked to develop a website for our small business. I've altered a wordpress theme for the time being and the company is ...
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Custom per domain CSS in Internet Explorer

We have an old web app, which would be much more usable if it could be visually tweaked a bit. Being in a corporate environment - IE (always using the latest version) is all I can use. Also app in ...
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Unknown CSS font-family oddity with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8

I am seeing the following "oddity" with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8: When declaring font-family: serif; I am seeing an old bitmapped serif font that I can't identify (see screenshot below) instead ...
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Your Most Popular Sites Screen in IE 10 - Icons not appearing

We use the following code to add icons for favicon, tablets, smartphones, windows 8 tiles and the like:- <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="apple-touch-icon.png"> <link rel="shortcut icon" ...
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Unable to print login-required images in IE

I have some images in a section of a site that require the user to be logged in in order to view. These images are served by a PHP script, which checks the user's login state and if valid, serves the ...
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Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?

Starting with Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft provided built-in developer tools for Internet Explorer. IE8 provides IE8 Standards, IE8 Compatibility View, IE7, and Quirks Mode. IE9 provides IE9 ...
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Tool to identify Internet Explorer rendering differences with css

I develop website using chrome and mac os as development environment. Since my audience is pretty specific I don't feel the necessity for too much backward compatibility with IE8 and less. However ...
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Does MSIE recognise StartCom as an SSL Certificate Authority?

Ok, so I'm thinking about getting in on the SSL action, so that my sites can be secure etc, and after hours of shopping for the best priced certificate, I find out that StartSSL offer a free one. One ...
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IE disables back-button [closed]

We have an ASP.Net (Web Forms) site hosted on IIS7. The site contains a table with information retrieved from a database. Paging is enabled for this table, meaning that only 10 rows are displayed at ...
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What version of IE does Compatibility View use by default?

My understanding of IE Compatibility Mode/View is that you can specify which version of IE you want to render a domain (or set of domains) in. But when I go to Tools >> Compatibility View ...
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Make website work in IE compatibility mode

My newly developed website works well in all browsers except IE's compatibility mode. I have researched and found a number of stack-overflow answers which refer to:- <meta ...
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Why do different browsers return different search results at Google and how can I prevent it?

I am running some websites and am constantly checking keywords' rankings on google.com. And it is really important for us to see the organic search result without logging in or setting a specific ...
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Internet Explorer blocking

How do I add a custom page that is displayed only to Internet Explorer users so that they are not able to access my blog. I'm using Wordpress 3.3 and thought there would be a plugin for that or ...
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How to enable media queries on IE < 9

I am trying to add support for media queries in older versions of Internet Explorer, but I am not having any luck. I only need media queries, so I do not want to add a big package like Modernizr, I am ...
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Google Analytics reporting 5% of users using IE on one site. Most other sites I track are still around 40%. What gives?

I have Google Analytics (GA) tracking set up for a number of websites, many I help friends with, did as consulting in the past, etc, and the one for the company I am working with now. In this case, ...
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Embedded Internet Explorer

I am developing a web page that must be opened in a software that uses the Embedded Version of the Internet Explorer. How does the Embedded Internet Explorer work? Does it come installed with the ...
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Switching off IE8 Compatibility View

I have a site which works fine when accessed from a remote web server. It runs (on IE8, which is what my organisation uses) with: Browser mode: Internet Explorer 8 Document mode: Internet Explorer 8 ...
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What is the best way to show your users that they use an incompatible browser?

As developer, i stopped making hacks for IE to let the page look like in other browsers (especially for IE7 and IE8). The javascript engine of IE8 is slower than IE7, IE8 shows the page better. I ...
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False positives when testing IE6 in virtual machines

I'm a tester for a small organization that creates web applications supporting the full gamut of IE versions. One of my jobs is to ensure that the application works well in Microsoft Internet ...
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Has Microsoft stopped offering the free Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image for IE 6 testing?

For some time now, Microsoft has made available free, stripped-down, time-limited Virtual PC images for testing web apps in older versions of IE. The most recent version is here: ...
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How do I serve XHTML to Internet Explorer without breaking Chrome?

I run a forum which serves its pages as XHTML+MathML+SVG; in full: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" ...
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How to debug this site in IE9?

Just finished this site: http://brodr-haukaas.no And to my horror it doesn't work properly in IE. Something is breaking my slider script, and I don't have much experience in debugging JS code using ...
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Why can't Internet Explorer render this page correctly?

I've been pulling my hair out but can't figure out why my page looks like a huge mess in IE9, but Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari works great. My website is here: http://173.244.195.179/test-o.html ...
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Why is Internet Explorer seemingly work different then other browsers?

For the past two weeks I have been painfully revising and changing my webpage to run in IE. I was happy to see my page working properly on Safari 4 & 5, Chrome 10-13, and FF 3.6-4.0 BUT I ...
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Rounded corners in IE7 and IE8

Now every major browser supports border-radius, I was wondering what the best way to get rounded corners in IE7 and IE8 is until IE9+ becomes most dominant version of IE. I've seen several javascript ...
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Word docs opened/downloaded via IE cannot determine correct encoding when they contain embedd images

This problem only rears its ugly head when opening/receiving using a version of Internet Explorer. Firefox, Safari and Chrome all work perfectly. When a Word doc that contains embedded graphics (like ...
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Positioning in IE7

I have tried to optimize our site for internet explorer. I have problems with one name Etika, on the first page of our website. It would be nice, if some of you could point out, why IE behaves so ...
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Should I drop support for IE7?

IE9 is out the door, IE8 is on the rise, and IE6 is deemed gone by the internet. What is the future of IE7? Should I continue to support it if I am launching a product in 6 months? I am afraid it ...
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Which Versions of Internet Explorer Should I Support?

I have recently built a template for a website that I see looks very different in different versions of Internet Explorer. I was wondering, as a rule of thumb, which versions of Internet Explorer are ...
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Annoying IE6. Black screen with “loading” when youtube is added

I have had this problem for quite some time. It wasn't actually a big issue until lately when one of our conference site has a lot of IE6 users. The black loading screen appears right after I include ...
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How can I test my web site in IE6, IE7, IE8, and IE9?

Is there any Windows 7 application for that?
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Compared to Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 10, what can't IE9 do?

If a website works in Firefox 4 and in Google Chrome 10, what could potentially cause that website not to work (broken layout or broken JavaScript) in IE9? What limitations and differences does IE9 ...
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Why Opera browser is less supported than IE, FF and Chrome?

Why Opera browser is less supported by web sites than IE, FF and Chrome? IE understanding, but why less than FF and even Chrome?
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Web safe area (optimal resolution) for web app design?

I'm in the process of designing a new web app and I'm wondering for what 'web safe area' should I optimize the app layout and design. By web safe area I mean the actual area available to display the ...