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Google +1 and ie7

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by davids355, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Am I reading right that google +1 isn't supported in ie7?? Anyone have working code? I want to display a plus 1 button on my site, also I want it to validate (I'm using XHTML)..
     
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    Yes according to google themselves. It isn't supported in IE. You will have to get some "hacks"... Hmm, maybe if you fix your markup it will work. Replace the charset encoding from utf-8 to iso-8859-1 and downgrade from xhtml strict to xhtml transitional. Or perhaps it might have conflicts with the FB button. Or try putting the javascript src right before the </body> ( I doubt it would work though. )
     
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    Thanks il give it a go. Have seen a few ppl talking about hacks, so I'm sure it's doable.

    I know ppl complaign about ie (I use opera personally) but it amazes me that google would launch +1 and have it incompatible with ie7 it's ridiculous!
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Spent all afternoon looking for a workaround, I don't think it exists, I know this isn't the place for this discussion, but I cannot believe google sometimes.
     
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    IE7 sucks though dude. IE9 is the only browser decent enough in the series to have support for things that Firefox and Chrome versions had years back, and even that has some really overdone font anti-aliasing.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I know and I agree, ie9 is "starting" to get good. But still, I still vaguely optimise my site for ie6 ! Just do I accommodate everyone and it's not that hard.

    I just don't understand if you run a global service, why block out a very real percentage of users? It can't be that hard to include ie7 users surely?