JSF Widgets Library is not supported in Internet Explorer compatibility mode

Technote (FAQ)


Some JSF Widgets Library (JWL) components, such as hx:commandExButton, hx:ajaxRefreshSubmit and hx:behavior, may not work or work incorrectly if Compatibility Mode is enabled in the Internet Explorer browser.


Some JavaScripts and/or Ajax calls used in JWL components that do not work properly in the Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode.


Possible solutions for this issue are:

Option 1 (Blocks users to enable the Compatibility Mode) :
1. Open the web page in Rational Application Developer.
2. Paste the following meta element inside the head element first of all the other tags inside head:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge"> or set the following HTTP header on your web page: X-UA-Compatible: IE=Edge
3. Add the DOCTYPE element at the beginning of your web page something like this: <!DOCTYPE html>

Option 2 (Remove the web page from the Compatibility View list):
1. In Internet Explorer, open the Tools menu at the top and select Compatibility View Settings.
2. Select your URL site under "Websites you've added to Compatibility View."
3. Click Remove.

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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
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7.0,,,,,,,,,,, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5,,,,,, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4,,, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.5, 9.0

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