Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Mar 2008 10:07 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Internet Explorer "We've decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can. This decision is a change from what we've posted previously. Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles. Thinking about IE8's behavior with these principles in mind, interpreting web content in the most standards compliant way possible is a better thing to do. We think that acting in accordance with principles is important, and IE8's default is a demonstration of the interoperability principles in action. While we do not believe any current legal requirements would dictate which rendering mode a browser must use, this step clearly removes this question as a potential legal and regulatory issue. As stated above, we think it's the better choice." Ars has more.
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Too late
by markob on Tue 4th Mar 2008 12:10 UTC
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While this is a good thing, it doesn't help much. We still need to adjust CSS and everything for IE6 users (cca. 40% of users, mostly corpo). Microsoft made a mistake with IE6, this won't help a lot for at least another year or two. I hope they learned a lesson.

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