I caught up with Pete LePage again, this in time in Barcelona. More importantly I caught up with him on my own turf at TechEd among all the wonderful IT Pros. Now he was the stranger in the strange land. We had a great conversation around how to think about Internet Explorer 8 and compatibility. BTW, yes that really is the Mediterranean Ocean behind us.
Check out the interview here:
One of concepts we discussed in the video was the x-ua compatible tag you can put in the HTTP Response Headers of your web servers. Look for a quick screencast to show how this is done in the near future. This metatag would affect all of the websites on the server:
Additionally the web developer can add a similar meta tag to the site or page. The fun question is what meta tag wins, if there is a conflict between the server, site, page or user setting? The answer is simple the page setting will always win in the case of a conflict.
- Great article on IE 8 and compatibility: Compatibility and Internet Explorer 8
- Additional information for adding custom HTTP response headers on various versions of IIS and Apache servers:
IIS7.0, IIS6.0, Apache 2.2, Apache 2.0, Apache 1.3
- Compatibly center: Internet Explorer Compatibility Center
- First interview with Pete: Interview: Talking IE 8 Developer Tools with Pete LePage @ PDC