Update: The Ides of March were doing their thing yesterday. If you were have trouble getting the extension to work (even after the first update) re-download and you’ll be all set
Whatever you may think of Microsoft Inc., their strategy, and the software it creates, there’s still a focus on providing some mechanism for backwards compatibility within their corporate culture. This includes the Internet Explorer team, which provides a custom
<meta/> tag that will tell Internet Explorer to render things as though it was an older version of itself
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" /> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />
Getting this tag into your document’s
<head/> element is the quickest way to solve any problems you have with IE9, and according to Stack Overflow user Nicholas Piasecki it clears up Magento’s IE9 problems.
I’ve packaged up a quick Magento module that will automatically insert this tag into you page’s
<head/> and clear up any problem you’re having due to Microsoft’s new browser. This will provide you with a working system while we wait to see if there’s an official patch coming from Magento Inc., or if it’s a situation that will be fixed in a future version of the cart.
While I’m polishing this up for an official Magento Connect release, I’d urge you to check all your sites/applications for IE9 compatibility and then fix them to work without a
X-UA-Compatible tag. While it’s great that the IE team provides this mechanism it is, as best, a band-aid. Give your Windows users the experience they deserve, and you’ll reap the benefits.