I’ve been doing some work with Google Maps recent, and a small part of it involves you clicking on the map to place a marker. Nothing too technical!

However, IE8 (rc1 atleast) doesn’t place the pin where you click it. There doesn’t seem to be any sequence to where it moves it to either.

After a bit of googling, I turned up the two posts below which seem to point to the issue being to do with how IE8 returns the position of the click event’s X & Y position.

The quick, dirty work around at the moment is to add:
<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″ />
to your <head>


Image Credit: Lars Plougmann