Force MS Internet Explorer into a specific version

If you have a legacy website that needs to run as rendered by a previous Internet Explorer version, or want a site to always be rendered in the latest version rather than compatibility mode, you can add a META tag in the HEAD of your HTML.

The META tag specifies a numeric value and the browser will display the page in the closes version it has to this.

For example if you specify a value of 100 then Internet Explorer 8 will not fall back to version 7 standards.

The META tag to add to a page is:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=100" />

Last updated: 11/12/2010