The JavaScript workaround to enable HTML5 elements in versions of Internet Explorer that do not support it. That is widely known as HTML Shiv. There is also a version called HTML Shim which does the same thing.

Code Snippet

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
          <script src=""></script>

Sample Usage

     <!--[if lt IE 9]>
          <script src=""></script>
          article {
               font-size: 20px;
               color: #333;
     <article>Sample Text</article>


If you want to host the script file in your own server, get the script file here

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Author : Susan Haynes

I have been in software industry for more than 10 years. I have developed different type of software using different languages. I have knowledge in languages such as Ruby, Python, PHP, Flash, .NET, Java, and jQuery. Currently I am working as a Tech Lead in Singapore.

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