Fixing sIFR 3 + IE 8 "XXX" issue

We only recently discovered the bug in older sIFR versions where, on IE 8, the first of your sifr'd elements would show 3 x's, and the rest would not be sifr'd at all. Though it's probably cleaner to update sIFR, or even use Cufon instead, here's a quick fix:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7"/>

Just put that meta tag between your <head> tags, and the problem is solved.

I am in no way responsible for any sillyness going on below this line:

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I discovered this too a while back and was hoping to find another fix.
It is a shame because now IE8 is behaving like IE7 and having to pick up all those IE only CSS hacks which IE8 didn’t need.

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