When you view an HTML page that contains tables in Windows Internet Explorer 8, you find that there are several columns missing. However, the tables are displayed correctly in Windows Internet Explorer 7.
This issue occurs because document compatibility for Internet Explorer 8 is set to Internet Explorer 7 Standards mode. This mode is the default setting. This issue does not occur when document compatibility is set to Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode.
Security update information
To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Save this source as an .html file, and then open the file in Internet Explorer 8. Although the table in the source has five columns, you see only three columns. However, if you open the file in Internet Explorer 7, you see all five columns.