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  • Question

  • Hi there,

    Thanks in advance for reading this post.

    I'm experiencing problems with Enterprise Mode site list for IE11. I wish to know the limitations of this feature (or understand how it works). I should have thoses "sites" in Enterprise mode:

    http://myserver.mydomain.com/app1

    http://myserver.mydomain.com/app2

    ....

    The problem is that behind the mydomain.com/ the url is moving.. like:

    http://myserver.mydomain.com/app1/reports

    http://myserver.mydomain.com/app2/pages

    I cant get the whole things /app2 coming in Enterprise mode. The only way I can make it work is putting myser.mydomain.com in Enterprise mode. But we have other application on this server that shouldn t be in Enterprise mode.

    Thanks in advance. The web developpers wont move and count on me.....

    Regards 

    

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:04 PM

Answers

  • Some questions remains:

    • Why the Enterprise mode doesn t work the same as docmode in the URL declaration?
    • IS there any informations on that (the links provided are good but doesn't explain this). Or are those things so common that I should be aware of that?

    It's a big topic, but this article has a useful flowchart, to show how IE decides what to do:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn384051(v=vs.85).aspx


    Don
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    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:16 PM

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  • Hi,

    Open your Sites.xml file in a text or xml editor.

    <rules version="6">
      <emie>
        <domain exclude="false">localhost<path exclude="true">/expression.local/adaptive_page_layout.htm</path><path exclude="true">/expression.local/hypnotoad.htm</path></domain>
      </emie>
      <docMode>
        <domain>localhost<path docMode="edge">/expression.local/adaptive_page_layout.htm</path><path docMode="edge">/expression.local/hypnotoad.htm</path></domain>
      </docMode>
    </rules>

    you can apply rendering modes on a per path basis.
    <domain exclude="false">myserer.mydomain.com/app1<path docMode="edge">webpage.aspx</path></domain>

    see the IEBlog post which gives some tips for generating and maintaining the sites.xml.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/04/02/stay-up-to-date-with-enterprise-mode-for-internet-explorer-11.aspx

    I found the following helpful

    https://anothermike2.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/nice-to-knowimplementing-internet-explorer-enterprise-mode-with-central-logging-to-asp-page/

    I think it should be the responsibility of the web developers to advise you which web pages and domains should be place in the EMList with the appropriate emulation mode. (see the IEBlog post for tips on using the Developer tool to analyze the web pages for inclusion in EMLists.)

    I wouldn't recommend EM logging (as administrators seem to be confused by maintaining a log of sites as opposed to the actual sites.xml file).
    You should perhaps sit down with your developers and walk through the intranet sites they maintain and add the sites and paths there and then using the EMList manager.


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:27 AM
  • The ability to set EM for different "apps" on a single webserver/hostname, is an important feature within the EM Site List Manager, and it can do exactly that, as per the examples.

    Are you using the latest (updated) version of the EM Site List Manager tool?

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/11/11/announcing-improvements-to-the-enterprise-mode-site-list.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2015/03/02/making-it-easier-for-enterprise-customers-to-upgrade-to-internet-explorer-11-and-windows-10.aspx


    Don
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    • Edited by DonPick Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:37 AM
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:36 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your answer. It works in the docmode section but not in the EMIE section:

    
    <docMode>
    <domain>myserver.mydomain.com<path docMode="8">/app1</path></domain>
    </docMode>

    all the pages behind the "/app1" works now in docmode 8.I must delete the "/" behind "/app1" to make it work.

    Some questions remains:

    • Why the Enterprise mode doesn t work the same as docmode in the URL declaration?
    • IS there any informations on that (the links provided are good but doesn't explain this). Or are those things so common that I should be aware of that?

    I work for a company with 12k computers. so the dev team isn't aware of all websites (not all apps are managed by us) and doesn't have time :-)

    Thanks so much for the answer.

    

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3:20 PM
  • Some questions remains:

    • Why the Enterprise mode doesn t work the same as docmode in the URL declaration?
    • IS there any informations on that (the links provided are good but doesn't explain this). Or are those things so common that I should be aware of that?

    It's a big topic, but this article has a useful flowchart, to show how IE decides what to do:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn384051(v=vs.85).aspx


    Don
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    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:16 PM