Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jan 2007 20:11 UTC
Internet Explorer "It seems Microsoft is putting IE8 development into gear. Participants of the Windows Server 'Longhorn' beta program on Microsoft Connect have just received an email notifying them that a new survey for Internet Explorer 8 has been published on the program site. The survey contains a few questions on the current usability of IE7 and asks the users what new features they would like to see in IE8. The survey also asks users to rank the importance of several planned features. The email mentions that the survey should be completed before Thursday, March 1st, 2007; giving us a vague peak at the timeline for IE8."
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RE: W3C compliance
by systyrant on Tue 30th Jan 2007 15:12 UTC in reply to "W3C compliance"
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2007-01-18

I've been hearing that one a lot from people hell bent on using IE and only developing for IE.

However, their is an air of truth in that though. The W3C only presents recommendations for the way things should be done. However, forgetting semantics, if the majority of browsers are following the W3C recommendations then that is the standard by which all browsers should strive to follow.

Not to sound to much like a Microsoft basher, but we all know that Microsoft doesn't like to follow any standard other than its own. Its whole business model is based on locking users into its products and formats. IE is will be no different. However, IE 7 is much better than previous versions when it comes to rendering standard compliant pages. Not perfect or as good as other by any means, but better than it was.

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