Just a quick note – I’ve come across a few systems where the dialogs in Sitecore shell are … well, a mess. For example, the wrong size, 2 vertical scrollbars, etc..
This step in the 7.0 to 7.1 upgrade process seems to fix some of those issues.
In the clean installation, the DOCTYPE for the Sample Layout was changed so it no longer makes IE use “quirks mode” when rendering pages. The same change was made to the layout template file that is used when you create new layouts. It is optional whether you want to make these changes in your solution, since it can affect how your website is rendered if any pages are using the Sample Layout. If you decide to make the changes, you should modify the following files:
○ \layouts\Sample layout.aspx
To update the DOCTYPE, replace the following node:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">