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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RE[3]: I am smiling right now
by sj87 on Tue 4th Mar 2008 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I am smiling right now"
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But it will fully support CSS now, better then FF2 does, which is the point he was trying to make. SVG support is kind of pointless at this point, as good webformats are the ones that focus on the smallest size possible, not the largest and most cpu intensive. SVG will be sort of like a poor mans flash when browsers start letting you script it, but until then I can't think of a single scenario where it would be a good choice for use on a web page.

Afaik Opera and Firefox 3.0 already support scripting of SVG (to some extent). Maybe even Safari, too. And with Adobe having no slightest intention to support BSD or x64 systems, SVG could prove pretty useful quite quickly once it itself has gained support from web browsers.

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