A Compatibility View list update is available for Windows Internet Explorer 8

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Microsoft has released a Compatibility View list update for Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and delivers a better implementation of Web standards. However, users may experience some compatibility issues with sites that still rely on the behavior of earlier versions of Internet Explorer. We understand that the shift toward standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to finish. To bridge this transition, the Compatibility View list upate is available. This update helps make Web sites that are designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.

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960321 Description of the Compatibility View list in Windows Internet Explorer 8

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Update information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows XP

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch


Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
iecompat.dll 8.0.6001.1838679,36012-Jan-200920:46x64SP2GDR

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

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