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: Laugh, Laugh, I thought I'd die
by werpu on Thu 26th Mar 2009 21:15 UTC in reply to "Laugh, Laugh, I thought I'd die"
werpu
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2006-01-18

It seemed so funny to me...


Oh, and as to SVG, Adobe dropped it hard because they realized it couldn't compete with Macromedia Flash, so they took a page out of Symantec's playbook and bought out macromedia, buried their own product and rebranded Flash as their own...



Yes but show me one open standard doing decent vector graphics implemented by many browsers pluginless and you will end up with SVG, we do not have an alternative, period!
If you can show it to me I will be happy to stop my ranting!

The history of SVG is pretty well known, but that does not make it a pointless or useless standard, in fact it is one thing most web designers today really miss, the possibility of scalable resolution independend graphics. I am not even talking about the advanced capabilities of this format (which btw. would make most of flash obsolete) I am just talking about plain vector rendering as it was specified by SVG 1.0.
That Adobe dropped it was clear, they got possiblity to buy their strongest competitor and got basically an industry defacto standard into their hands with a superset of SVGs functionality so why still bother with SVG. Again that does not make the standard itself pointless in fact it is very important!
Important enough that Microsoft saw the need to fork it away and rename it to XAML!

And so far Microsoft is the one party to the browser mix who again prevent the widespread usage of an important technology, just like they did so many times. All I may say here is PNG transparency and how many years people had to suffer through transparent gifs or browser hacks which slowed the IE rendering down!

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