bloody blogger bug

So... for reasons best known to the gods, Blogger has chosen to include the IE7 compatibility mode tag in its default template header.

Why does this matter? Well, it buggers things up, that's why. Behold, an embedded fiddle:

Examining the code using Blogger's Edit HTML feature, we find that there is a line forcing IE7 compatibility mode.

"WTF?!" I thought to myself (which, as I'm sure you know, stands for "What's This For?!"). I was unfortunately unable to come up with an answer. I did figure out a simple solution, though, and was gratified to find I was not insane when I found it referenced in the comments of this nifty blog.


Which leads to the much more pleasant and less useless:

I'm moving away from Blogger soon, and not before time, it seems. I assume the compatibility tag is there to deal with some legacy issue but it seems really shoddy to me, especially since there is no apparent fix for more modern versions of IE. For shame, Blogger!

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