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Had to use Compatibility View in order to use a website.

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    Had to use Compatibility View in order to use a website.

    I was trying to log into a work from home website. They had specified that I use Internet Explorer but I couldn't log in until I had added that website to IE's compatibility view setting. Then it worked O.K.
    My question is, WHY????

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Probably because the site was still using FLASH. There are a lot of new ways (and more secure too) of displaying web sites, as well as the sites themselves using different coding techniques.

    A lot of older sites or sites developed using earlier coding standards and programs won't display properly on IE11 but will when using Compatibility mode as this mode will still read and execute older coding and protocols.

    Also note that some sites like Banks etc which might be capable of running the new software (No Flash, HTML 5, CSS etc) might also check for specific browser versions -- IE11 might not yet be added to their list even though the site has been updated. Running in compatibility mode will "poodlefake" the site as well into thinking you are running IE10.

    Any Furniture restorers or visitors to antique auction rooms will understand the expression "Poodlefake". !!!!


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    I was applying for an online job and I couldn't log in even. All is fine now.
    I appreciate the quick and knowledgeable response.
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Had to use Compatibility View in order to use a website.
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