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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RE[3]: Poor excuse!
by jayson.knight on Thu 26th Mar 2009 03:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Poor excuse!"
jayson.knight
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No worries, I've seen your mis-information all over this thread and was waiting for your response.

Browsers are free, no one cares about lock-in...if you don't like what a browser does (as an end user), then move on. If you don't like what it does (as a developer) then don't develop for it, or figure out ways around whatever isn't working for you.

Sometimes I wonder if the only people who jump up and down screaming "standards standards standards" are people who've never actually developed real world web apps, simply because they have nothing better to do.

Have you ever wondered why these standards are still just in 'recommended' or 'draft' standard? Because no one out in the real world of web development cares about them...at least not the ones mentioned over and over in this thread.

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