what is the meta tag http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" for?


I found the tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge" />

I know it works for compatibility, I found this page: link but I would like know if someone can give me a little more information on how it works. Thanks

asked by condor12 18.08.2017 в 22:46

1 answer


Compatibility view is a feature that was incorporated into Internet Explorer 8, which allows the browser to display web pages that do not meet the standards as if they were running in previous versions of IE.

How does the compatibility view work?

The compatibility view allows the user or browser to set the compatibility mode, by default the browser identifies the compatibility view by means of the browser version set in the User Agent.

You can also establish a compatibility list, where before displaying the website, read this list and check whether the website is in compatibility mode or not.

answered by 18.08.2017 в 23:52