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SharePoint Navigation Fly-Outs problem with IE8

Posted by PANVEGA on April 8, 2009

Problem:

I configured the SharePoint QuickLinks Navigation SiteMapProvider properties to show a FlyOut menu. However after installing IE 8, the Flyouts were shown in a white box without any content links.

Approach:

Add this meta Tag to your MasterPage between the <head> tages.

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=IE7″ />

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″ />

The first will force a page to render in IE7 mode no matter what, and the second forces a page to render as IE7 would have rendered it historically. The difference being the EmulateIE7 meta tag will force the browser to look for a DocType before rendering in IE7 mode and if it does not find one it will render in Quirks Mode. This is the correct behavior for how IE7 used to render pages and I believe the correct one that should be added to all custom current version SharePoint  master pages. Read the rest of this entry »

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