Oracle R12 (and others) OA Framework Dislikes IE 8/9/10 Compatibility View

In our environment we try to have a newer/fresher set of web applications, but

Tools -> Compatibility View Settings
Tools -> Compatibility View Settings

some are simply too old to upgrade.  They like running in the pre-Microsoft Silverlight days of old Active-X controls and scripted Java. But Internet Explorer needed to move forward, and with version 8 was introduced a feature called “Compatibility View” which reverts back to older IE6/7 style page handling.

So what’s the big deal here? Well, in mixed-legacy environments some standard Windows administrators set the following as a default – Display Intranet sites in Compatibility View.  That makes older Sharepoint sites happy. Makes old web software happy.

Makes new software go from this:

Internet Explorer Browser 10 Compatibility View Oracle R12
Looks fine at first. (IE10 w/Compatibility View)
Internet Explorer Browser 10 Compatibility View Oracle R12 - Broken
Refreshed…cleared cache…I have a broken R12 page.

to this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the fix is as simple as unchecking that box for [ ] Display Intranet sites in Compatibility View, and specifically adding only those URI’s (web addresses/URLs) that actually require the original browser “old” security model.

Otherwise, you’ll see more pages like this:

PasswordsMax JavaScript error in IE10 with Compatibility View
It’s all because of that same Compatibility View checkbox setting.

 

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