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SharePoint 2010 pages will render in IE8 standards mode in IE9

April 21, 2011

Worth noting that if a SharePoint 2010 site is viewed in Internet Explorer 9 then the site will still be rendered using the IE8 standards document mode by default.

This is because the built-in master pages contain the X-UA-Compatible meta tag with the IE=8 value.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" /> 

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One Comment
  1. This appears to be because if you switch to IE9 Standards (or, heaven forbid, Edge) some controls within SP2010 break. The first date picker on a page, for instance.

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