19 December 2016

Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility View

Internet Explorer 11 has a "compatibility view" setting so that you can open web sites or applications that rely on quirks in older versions of the browser. However, you can only specify compatibility view for a top-level domain (i.e. test.com), not a sub-domain (i.e. xyz.test.com) or even a URL (i.e. http://test.com/app), so it's useless if your organization has quirks-mode and standard-mode applications. An alternative is to create a compatibility list in a group policy. We are transitioning away from quirks-mode but the interim is a PIA for users and administrators (who have to explain to users how MSIE works).