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[6]: Poor excuse!
by werpu on Thu 26th Mar 2009 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Poor excuse!"
werpu
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Some standards should of course be adhered to, and the ones you mentioned are decent examples. But everything in Acid3? Sometimes I feel that many developers do frilly stuff like that just because they can, not because they should.

I'm with MS on their decision...the entire kitchen sink approach just isn't worth it.


I cannot side with Microsoft here, as long as they leave important pieces of the puzzle out (SVG) while offering incompatible own implementations to improve vendor lockin (Silverlights vector graphics which were clearly derived). We are not talking about kitchen sink here, but something along the lines of being able to display real vector graphics.

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