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How did I break Google Maps?

Posted in General at Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time

On my Windows Server 2008 laptop, if I open Google Maps in the browser this is what I get:


Everything is totally scrambled.  It used to work just fine in IE8, but now it is completely broken. I've tried turning Emulate IE7 on and off, clearing my browser cache, etc, but nothing seems to fix it. I guess I'll have to go download Firefox to see if that fixes it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:23:34 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
What was the error ? (bottom left of your screen shot)
It looks like a CSS file didnt load.
Good times!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:37:13 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
are you SURE it worked with IE8 before, because this is what it looked like when IE8 was first released. It's because IE8 is standards compliant but Google Maps is still assuming the regular IE bugs are present. Just search "ie8 google maps" to see examples that look just like yours.
Ben Reierson
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 9:29:42 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Ben: Yeah maybe it was always broken and I just didn't notice because I generally use live maps.

Thanks for the info.

John: I didn't get any error and the CSS is loaded.
Bryant Likes
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:59:51 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
The same thing happened to me on my Vista machine with IE8 when updated with .NET3.5 Sp1
Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:15:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I haven't been keeping up with IE8s specs. Glad to see it's finally standards compliant. Now everybody (Google obviously included) will have to determine what VERSION of IE you are using. If it's 8 then they can send it to the code that works in every other standards compliant browser (Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc...).
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