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As you may know, Internet Explorer 8 is finally out, which will finally hopefully mean less browser specific coding. I absolutely recommend you upgrade whether or not you use it as a main browser - visit here to get it.

However, unfortunately, it appears that this causes a couple of issues with WoW's skin/layout. I've noticed two things so far:

  • The yellow "Log in" bubbles have their right side styled incorrectly.
  • The main page tabs have some space before the main content.

If anyone is using IE8 and notices other issues, please bring them up so we can take a look. If you are using IE8 and want to avoid these issues until they're fixed, click the "compatibility mode" button in the address bar.

The issues appear to be local to us, as I don't notice them on other Wikia wikis. Even so, Microsoft has all wikia.com domains on the compatibility list for now, but wowwiki.com is not. Kirkburn  talk  contr 20:40, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Ok here are some of the problems I have notice with IE8 on wowwiki.com concerning the Compatability mode:
  • I have to turn ON compatability mode when I am editing pages - If I do not and the edit section has a scroll bar on the right then as I make changes near the bottom of the list (scroll bar down near the bottom of the box) then the scroll bar will scroll up a few lines above the location that I am editing - The only way to stabilize the bar movement is to turn ON the Compatability mode when doing Edits on long pages.
  • I have to turn OFF complatability mode when I am normaly viewing pages that have Tool-tip links (ie. {{item}}, {{loot}}, {{achievement}}, {{quest}} type of links) on the page if I want to see the Tooltips properly - If I do not then the Tool-tip is realy large compared to what it should be if the Compatability mode was turned off - so I have to turn OFF the compatabilty mode when doing those actions. ((apparently this was my problem when I had RC2 of IE8 - and had a discusion on Kaydeethree's page.)) Screenshots (Compatabilty mode ON) (Compatabilty mode OFF)
(M o r p h | C | T) IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Draenei Male 22:10, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
As the edit page issue sounds like something on Wikia's side, I have confirmed it elsewhere and passed it on. Kirkburn  talk  contr 10:47, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

An update on the above:

  • WoWWiki is not on the IE8 compatibility list, which is great.
  • Bubble styling should be fixed in both modes.
  • Main page tabs look fine in both modes.
  • Edit window scrolling - actually a bug in IE8, but we've found and implemented a workaround.
  • Tooltip infoboxes are still broken in compat mode (but no-one should be using that anyway).

Kirkburn  talk  contr 13:47, September 16, 2009 (UTC)

I hope we're not doing any workarounds still for IE6. IE6 is evil and should die a horrible, painful, and permanent death. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8:27 PM PST 16 Sep 2009
We are, but ... we soon won't be doing anything new for it (unless it's the work of a moment). It's soon to drop below the magic 5% of visit on Wikia :) Kirkburn  talk  contr 11:30, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

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