Z-index broken in IE8?

The simple answer is to add a z-index value that is greater than the .thumbnail:hover value to the hover state of the span. .thumbnail:hover span{ /*CSS for enlarged image on hover*/ visibility: visible; top: -140px; /*position where enlarged image should offset horizontally */ left: -500px; z-index: 51; }

Detect IE8 Compatibility Mode [duplicate]

IE8 includes a trident token in the User-Agent string regardless of compatibility mode. See MSDN for more details: The Internet Explorer 8 User-Agent String (Updated Edition) IE7 on Windows Vista Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0) IE8 on Windows Vista (Compatibility View) Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0) IE8 on Windows Vista … Read more

IE8 browser mode vs document mode

From this article on the IE8 blog, entitled How IE8 Determines Document Mode The Developer Tools settings override all Document Modes for pages displayed in a tab. The X-UA-Compatible meta tag and then header override Compatibility View Settings and the doctype unless the X-UA-Compatible value is EmulateIE7 or EmulateIE8. The user’s Compatibility View Settings override … Read more

Dependency Walker reports IESHIMS.DLL and WER.DLL missing?

ieshims.dll is an artefact of Vista/7 where a shim DLL is used to proxy certain calls (such as CreateProcess) to handle protected mode IE, which doesn’t exist on XP, so it is unnecessary. wer.dll is related to Windows Error Reporting and again is probably unused on Windows XP which has a slightly different error reporting … Read more

What do I need to do to get Internet Explorer 8 to accept a self signed certificate?

How to make IE8 trust a self-signed certificate in 20 irritating steps Browse to the site whose certificate you want to trust. When told “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.”, choose “Continue to this website (not recommended).” Select Tools➞Internet Options. Select Security➞Trusted sites➞Sites. Confirm the URL matches, and click “Add” then “Close”. … Read more