Thursday, July 14, 2011

Google Earth Plugin Works in Firefox but not IE

A nice 3 hours wasted of my life. I have a Flash app that has a Google Earth Plugin overlay on it. I upgraded to Internet Explorer 9 and the globe would not appear (only in FF and Chrome). It would just be a blank screen and sometimes for 1 second I could see the plugin spinner for 1 second.

I finally came across an IE doc that specified everything needs to be HTML5 compliant.

The problem was quickly fixed. I had my top tag as "<html>". Changing it to "<!doctype html>" fixed everything. Thanks for nothing IE.