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Internet Explorer Earlier this week, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plugin for Internet Explorer 6/7/8 which replaces the Trident rendering engine with Chrome's rendering and JavaScript engine for better performance and superior standards compliance. Microsoft has responded to this release, claiming it makes Internet Explorer less secure. Note: What database category do I put this in? Internet Explorer? Google? Choices, choices!
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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Sat 26th Sep 2009 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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Well I think you have learned a lesson in not putting too much faith in wikipedia.

Funny how your post was modded up and mine down even though the Acid 3 test clearly contains CSS3 elements:

Interesting how your position has gone from "doesn't embrace standards" to "supports a subset" in a few paragraphs.

Since IE8 supports HTML 4.01 strict please tell me what you mean by IE only supports a subset.

Your problem is interpretation. Either that or you just can't read.

I never said IE supports NO standards.

I simply stated, correctly, that IE lacks support for most of the standards.

This is why IE gets a score of 20 (out of 100 tests) on acid3. IE does indeed support some of the standards ... hence its score of 20.

IE8 incorporates only about 20% of that lot.

I also said that a very few of the tests in acid3 were against functions that were not yet stable, recommended standards.
There are a very few tests in the acid3 suite that are not yet finalised W3C standards.

Agreed. But I also pointed out that if IE were to not bother with those few, and concentrate on passing ONLY the parts of acid3 that were stable, recommended standards of five years vintage or older, then it would get a score of over 90 on acid3.

However, if one were to make a browser that passed only the acid3 subtests for standards that have been established for over, say, five years ... then one would still socre over 90 on the acid3 tests.

Yet IE8 scores only 20.

What exactly is your point in continuing to utterly ignore all of these facts?

Edited 2009-09-26 11:52 UTC

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