Perhaps this isn't the right place to ask this but I have been researching how to fix the IE8 issue of not allowing you to link to a section. I have an HTML block where I put a Table of Content and added links to the topic blocks. It works in IE8 if we are in compatibility mode.
I found a patch located in the link you posted, ie8_section_links.patch, but it looks like it 'fixes' the weeks format.php but not the topics sections format.php. And I'm not sure if it will fix all links to sections like my href or just the ones found in the section links block. If it fixes all links, can I make the same changes to the topics/format.PHP? I am a newbie at the PHP and changing it is a bit scary.