Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2008 13:00 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Internet Explorer "Internet Explorer 8 is going to be the most standards-compliant IE yet, but it's going about it in a way that has some people scratching their heads. With Internet Explorer 8, you have a choice in standards compliance modes. Sound oxymoronic? Shouldn't there be one standards mode by default? Heck, shouldn't the only mode be standards mode? Ah, idealism." Please note, however, that John Resig of Mozilla Corporation spotted something interesting: "Internet Explorer 8 will support DOCTYPE switching for new DOCTYPEs (like HTML5). This really does change any frustration that someone should have concerning the new meta tag. This means that you can write your web pages in a completely standards-based way (CSS, HTML5, JavaScript) and not have to use a single browser-centric tag in order to do so."
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I welcome this
by Touvan on Fri 25th Jan 2008 17:20 UTC
Touvan
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2006-09-01

I think Microsoft got it just right. How to fix their broken problem of a browser, without breaking the web for most users (and causing we the web developers to have to fix it - which would cost us money). This is the only solution. I welcome these changes if it'll give me standards going forward.

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