Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:26 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Internet Explorer Recently, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, which boasted much better standards compliance than previous iterations of the browser. While it passed the Acid2 test, IE8 failed miserably in the Acid3 test, and many people criticised Microsoft for it. Microsoft Australia's Nick Hodge has stated that Microsoft purposefully decided not to support Acid3, because the test tests against draft standards.
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So....
by obsidian on Wed 25th Mar 2009 06:57 UTC
obsidian
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2007-05-12

Never mind the end-user.

The last "i" hasn't been dotted and "t" crossed on the standards, so MS' approach is "we can't be bothered".

They know very well that for many standards to be "finalised" can take many years - maybe even a decade or so. A nice excuse to exercise their usual slackness towards users.

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