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IE10 fails to render ratings in SharePoint 2013 wikis


by Tobias Lekman, 08 January, 2013

I have found a couple of compatibility issues between Internet Explorer 10 and SharePoint 2013. One example is the page rating control in Enterprise Wikis.

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In the above picture, we see that the script that renders the star rating controls fail to complete (unless you hold down CTRL + F5). The same behavior can be seen whether using Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 and does not seem to differ between Office 365 and on-premise installations.

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As you see, the same control renders correctly in IE9. Chrome and Safari also renders the control correctly.

Solution

One solution to the problem, albeit not an elegant one, is to force IE9 mode on your SharePoint 2013 installation by adding the X_UA-Compatible tag to your master page as:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9" />

This tag should be placed directly under the head tag and the default master page has the tag with IE=10 defined.

For more information, see Specifying legacy document modes