I'm trying to make my application IE 8 compatible. When I create a Graphic based on a TextSymbol and add it to a graphics layer it does not display. Using IE's debugger (painful) the only difference I can see in how the graphic object is created is that in IE8 the _shape property is null even after it has been added to the graphics layer whereas in IE9 the _shape property is populated.
I found a bug report on the Dojo sight here: https://bugs.dojotoolkit.org/ticket/10491 but it's a couple of years old. Is there a patch available from ESRI? Should I try to apply that patch from Dojo?