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IE9 that isn't version 9 (eh??)

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    IE9 that isn't version 9 (eh??)

    I have IE9, according to "About Internet Explorer" anyway, but the Guardian site always says that my browser is not supported and I should upgrade to Internet Explorer 9.

    Just typical lefties who can't get anything right I thought but now I find that addEventListener in Javascript, which should work in IE9, doesn't.

    Anyone else finding things like this with IE9?
    bloggoth

    If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
    John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

    #2
    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    I have IE9, according to "About Internet Explorer" anyway, but the Guardian site always says that my browser is not supported and I should upgrade to Internet Explorer 9.

    Just typical lefties who can't get anything right I thought but now I find that addEventListener in Javascript, which should work in IE9, doesn't.

    Anyone else finding things like this with IE9?
    Have you run developer tools (from the tools menu) or pressed F12. You may find that you are running it as IE8 or even IE7 in a compatibility mode.
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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      #3
      Originally posted by eek View Post
      Have you run developer tools (from the tools menu) or pressed F12. You may find that you are running it as IE8 or even IE7 in a compatibility mode.
      Don't they also put a little icon on the far right of the nav/URL bar to indicate this is happening?
      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
      Originally posted by vetran
      Urine is quite nourishing

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        #4
        Originally posted by d000hg View Post
        Don't they also put a little icon on the far right of the nav/URL bar to indicate this is happening?
        looking at the IE8 version (as I support tulip that really, really hates IE9) no.
        merely at clientco for the entertainment

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          #5
          Developer tools in IE10 reports The Guardian site as in "Document Mode: IE8 Standards" - I assume that's something that happens automatically based on the content.

          The site works fine for me though.
          Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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            #6
            Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
            Just typical lefties who can't get anything right I thought but now I find that addEventListener in Javascript, which should work in IE9, doesn't.
            A proper Leftie should say "You're running a capitalist browser, feck off".
            <Insert idea here> will never be adopted because the politicians are in the pockets of the banks!

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              #7
              Cheers. Says i'm using IE9 browser mode.

              Much as I love The Guardian, main reason for asking is I have set up some javascript to also run drag and drop on tablets. Hopefully, it doesn't matter as I assume tablets don't use IE anyway. Or do they?

              if (document.addEventListener) addEventListener("touchstart", touchHandler, true);
              do I need an else attachEvent here??? Hmm.
              bloggoth

              If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
              John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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                #8
                Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
                Cheers. Says i'm using IE9 browser mode.

                Much as I love The Guardian, main reason for asking is I have set up some javascript to also run drag and drop on tablets. Hopefully, it doesn't matter as I assume tablets don't use IE anyway. Or do they?

                if (document.addEventListener) addEventListener("touchstart", touchHandler, true);
                do I need an else attachEvent here??? Hmm.
                Microsoft tablets (surface, surface RT) use IE10. Apple and Android tables use various versions of webkit.
                merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                  #9
                  A colleague of mine has just received a Windows 7 tablet, that hopefully I'll get to play with soon. So that obviously could run IE9/10.

                  Do you care about IE8? Everything I'm doing is HTML5, which means IE8 is out of the question anyway. And then addEventListener works perfectly well in IE9.
                  Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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