View Full Version : Compatibility View Issue in IE9

10-24-2011, 06:32 PM
The web site that I'm working on is just about ready to launch. It looks great in Firefox and in Chrome.. but then there's IE9..

On each of my rental listings, I have a photo gallery as well as links to a floor plan, maps, etc. When you click on any of these photos for the larger view, IE9 brings up an error and switches the browser to Compatibility mode.

Once it does that, the design messes up and the captions on the galleries don't work either. I've searched and searched and I cannot find any solution to this issue. It doesn't seem to do this on EVERY IE9 but it does do it on mine and on my client's computers, but not on my laptop.

I'm stuck.. does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this?


10-24-2011, 09:39 PM
My guess is line 14 you have an xml declaration. Under certain conditions relevant to a system install like Vista for example, it will trigger IE CM and also mess up your styling. On my 64 bit win 7 it works fine.

10-24-2011, 10:14 PM
I did have an unnecessary piece of xml coding on line 14 but even after I took that out, I am still having the issue. One other thing though, I am using Vista but seems weird to me that it would cause a problem.

Any other suggestions?

10-24-2011, 10:52 PM
lemme look...

10-24-2011, 10:53 PM
here's a silly question but worthwhile... Did you refresh your browser? remember the pages get cached...

10-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Yes, I also cleared the cache but that didn't do it. I get this error: "A problem displaying countryclubrentalsinc.com caused Internet Explorer to refresh the webpage using Compatibility View."

And then it refreshes the browser in Compatibility View and screws it all up. It's bad enough that this is an issue I'm having but my client's computer also gives this error so I have to fix it but I don't know what to do.

Thanks for trying.

10-25-2011, 12:52 AM
This makes no sense but I found this article:

It shows that the Helvetica font is causing the issue. I removed Helvetica from the web site.. and no more compatibility issues. I can't believe this! Thanks for your help!

10-25-2011, 01:59 AM
Makes sense if it fixed it :) Glad you got it taken care of...