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Fix Facebook Connect And XFBML Not Showing Up in Internet Explorer [IE7, IE8, IE9]

By on July 6th, 2010 
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Web developers get real hard time making things work for the Internet Explorer, be it any version. But trust me - at the end of the day it's all worth it after you get things working :-) In this article we will tell you about a quick fix that will help you to show Facebook Connect Button and other XFBML content on Microsoft Internet Explorer (all versions).

In case you have setup Facebook Connect buttons for a website it is possible that these buttons are not showing up or not visible in Internet Explorer but are very well visible in browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome. To fix this all you need to do is just add this xmlns attribute to your page's main html tag:

xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml"

After adding this attribute to the HTML tag your, html tag - fully completed should look like this:

<html xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">
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</html>

This however happens to be a standard directive in the Facebook Connect Documentation. We also have a solution if you are unable to show Facebook Like buttons on your page in Internet Explorer whereas they show perfectly in Chrome and Firefox.

Image credit: flickr/briansolis

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Fix Facebook Connect And XFBML Not Showing Up in Internet Explorer [IE7, IE8, IE9] was originally published on Digitizor.com on July 6, 2010 - 10:56 pm (Indian Standard Time)