I’ve been testing a lot of our sites in IE8 the past couple of days. Today I noticed that the little broken page icon that appears next to the address bar was missing from the IE8 welcome page. Now I found this to be curious as as far as I’m aware (I could be wrong here, let me know if so!) the only thing that prevents that from appearing is if you’re already running in IE7 emulation mode. I checked out their code with the new Developer Tools (virtually Firebug, but I’m not complaining). Lo and behold, the Welcome to IE8 page has the “emulate IE7” meta tag!

I thought I’d check out Microsoft’s actual website… (you can view the full screenshot here)

microsoft_compliance_closeupVisit the website to see for yourself.

This boggles my mind! Standards for everyone eh?