IE Compatibility settings, or just old IE?

As a follow up to yesterday’s rant on IE compatibility settings, sometimes you forget the simple things.  In this case, while processing form submits with jQuery, the code was setup to prevent default form submission with:

event.preventDefault();

…something that wasn’t available to us in earlier versions of IE.  If it had been written in a jQuery friendly way, such as

$('#myForm').submit (function(e) {
 e.preventDefault();
});

then it would have been under jQuery’s control and handled as a jQuery normalized event.

Sorry for taking my frustration out on you IE…old biases die hard.