TinyMCE Doesn't Work in IE8

Posted on 07/24/2009 at 11:54 am by Kevin Wentworth
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I was training a client how to update their web site using Site Avenger when the strangest thing happened- no copy was showing in TinyMCE.  No matter what I pasted the tiny editor would remain a nice, plain white.  I didn't think to try typing directly into TinyMCE.  No matter, a click on the HTML button to view the source revealed the content was in fact there, just not being shown within the TinyMCE editor.

Tell IE8 to Use Compatibility Mode

I found a link to a neat snippet of code that will tell IE8 to render the page in IE7 compatibility mode.  It's a META tag, it's one line, and it's the fix.  I put this at the top of my Site Avenger template: 

  1. <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

I put it on every page just to be sure the IE7 rendering engine was being used... I don't have any reason to use IE8 at the moment.  I hope this helps someone else out there.


-Kevin Wentworth

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Comments for this Posting

Posted by Jaydee

on 30/4/10

Nice, saved me hours of work. Tnx!

Posted by Nolan

on 13/8/10

Awesome, saved me a lot of time! Great post.

Posted by Pim Kaptein

on 16/9/10

And what will you do when IE7 phases out, just like IE6 is doing slowly??

Posted by Kevin Wentworth

on 16/9/10

@Pim: I only use TinyMCE on back-end systems... I guess I would just up the minimum browser requirements for the back-end. By the time IE7 fades out of relevancy, I'm sure MoxieCode will have something better anyway.

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