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IE11 Preview breaks my company website

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    dstrausser83

    Hi all!

    I just wanted to ask ask and see if anybody knows why my website: www.bordertraffic.com doesn't work with IE11. It works with IE10, Chrome, FF, Safari, etc but not IE11. We just updated everything to HTML 5.

    Any ideas? Any help? Is it something easy or hard to fix?

    Thanks!!!!

    David

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    blowdart

    Your browser detection is looking for versions not features.

    http://www.modern.ie/en-US/report#http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bordertraffic.com

    Did you update ASP.NET's detection for IE11?

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    magicalclick

    I haven't check it, but, most sites has crappy IE detection scheme. They didn't designed their logic to handle any future IE versions, so, it always think it is IE5 when they don't know what version it is. The key is not about detecting features or version numbers. They key is always default to IE Edge when you hit an unknown version. Or better yet, always serve pages assuming IE Edge and test them in older browsers. Zero browser conditions used. The page and CSS itself knows how to scale back while maintain its layout. What I mean is, remove all browser detection and all feature detection code. The page itself should handle different versions.

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    figuerres

    , dstrausser83 wrote

    Hi all!

    I just wanted to ask ask and see if anybody knows why my website: www.bordertraffic.com doesn't work with IE11. It works with IE10, Chrome, FF, Safari, etc but not IE11. We just updated everything to HTML 5.

    Any ideas? Any help? Is it something easy or hard to fix?

    Thanks!!!!

    David

    so I went to look at the site and the first thing I saw was a pop-up asking me to agree to terms with no way to read the terms before I agree to them.

    based on that I can not even look at the site to help you.

    first the home page should be "open" to a visitor. then the T & C should be available to me before I have to agree to them.

    how many other possible users have you lost due to that bad home page ?

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    Jim Young

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    so I went to look at the site and the first thing I saw was a pop-up asking me to agree to terms with no way to read the terms before I agree to them.

    Yeah, that was a real turn-off.

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    spivonious

    On our company's site, we found that a third-party menu control wasn't handling IE11's new UA string very well. We ended up writing our own menu control from scratch that doesn't rely at all on UA strings.

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    magicalclick

    I haven't see any web control that doesn't suck. Once, I have to fix the web grid control by removing if(browserName == "IE") from their cryptic JavaScript file.

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    cheong

    , magicalclick wrote

    What I mean is, remove all browser detection and all feature detection code. The page itself should handle different versions.

    For CSS, yes, but for javascript, feature detection (not browser version detection) is the preferred way. In fact you shouldn't use DOM properties/methonds before checking for it's existance.

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