IE7 and WC8

Some people have noticed that older versions of WorldClient don’t support newer versions of Internet Explorer.  WorldClient does some browser identity and version checking due to browser-specific support for the Lookout theme.

Luckily the fix is simple: You’ll need a plain text editor (use notepad, don’t use your usual HTML editing tools unless you’re sure your tool won’t mangle WorldClient’s tags, and definitely don’t use Word).

Open the globals.js file, located at:
[%Path to MDaemon%]\WorldClient\HTML\LookOut\globals.js

var is_ie55up  = (is_ie  && !is_ie3 && !is_ie4 && !is_ie5);
var is_ie6  = (is_ie && (is_major == 4) && (agt.indexOf(“msie 6.0”)!=-1));

and add this after it

var is_ie7  = (is_ie && (is_major == 4) && (agt.indexOf(“msie 7.0”)!=-1));

After that, you should be good to go!

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 IE7 and WC8 by Dave Warren ( is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

3 Replies to “IE7 and WC8”

  1. Hello, due to new versions of Worldclient NOT supporting IE6, how should the variable be set to allow IE6?

  2. IE6 support was dropped because IE6 doesn’t function correctly in modern versions of Lookout, so it’s not as simple as just modifying browser detection.

  3. Hi Dave,
    Have you seen any info/posts about how to dupe MD/WC for IE8 & Chrome for older versions of MD, 9.66 specifically?

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