[development] What does IE8 mean for Drupal?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Jan 26 03:48:38 UTC 2008

The funny and sad thing here is that Microsoft does not want the
standard compliant mode to be the default, and rather make it
and opt-in. Granted the reason is backward compatibility and such,
but still, the default is not standards, regardless.

What we do in core now (at least in garland) is to detect if IE6 or
earlier, and put out some specific CSS for it. No metas or other

So, I say keep core out of this. No changes necessary.

There are several browser detection libraries out there, e.g.

You can download it, include it in template.php, and spit out the
appropriate meta if you so wish in page.tpl.php and friends.
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