The other day, I saw some 404 errors for the file IEStandards.xml in my error logs. After a little research, I found some links here and here that lead me to believe that I had done something wrong. Let me explain…
I did some research and found out that I needed to set IE8 to emulate IE8. I did so by entering the following tag into the head of my document:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE8">
Problem solved. It worked for the user and we moved on. However, it appears that IE was actually sending an additional request now… or at least I think that was happening. I was seeing the 404′s for the IEStandards.xml file.
I believe the solution is a two fold solution, now. It is necessary to use the meta tag AND have the resulting IEStandards.xml file in place.
I think this is the complete solution – before I had just “patched” it. The documents always made it seem like it was one or the other – not both. Anyone know if I’m correct?