"bwatkins0312" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm doing this:
> But it's not working.
> I have "iexplore.exe" set to 8888 (decimal mode) under MACHINE, but it's
> still coming up documentMode = 5.
> I thought 8888 was suppose to force IE8 Standards Mode whether you have a
> doctype or not.
> What is going on?
Just tested it here, and pages without a DTD will still render in Quirks
mode (5). Pages with a DTD are forced into IE8 Standards Mode rather than
If you check http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...30(VS.85).aspx
you'll see that 8888 mentions that pages are displayed in IE8 Standards Mode
(there's a typo though, it just says Internet Explorer 8!) regardless of the
!DOCTYPE directive - however, it does not state that pages without a
!DOCTYPE are displayed in Standards Mode. It looks like this registry key
doesn't do what you think it does - it overrides the handling based on a
DTD, but without a DTD will still use IE7 Quirks Mode. The page you linked
to never claims that you can force IE8 (or any application using the
WebBrowser control) into IE8 Standards Mode for all pages.