Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Wed 6th Jan 2010 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


By 100–1000×. IE8 is mind-blowingly slow.

Where is it mind-blowingly slow? I just created new google docs in both Chrome and IE8, and the latter took about 3 seconds more at the most.


Like taking almost 10 seconds to open a new—blank—tab.

Takes 1 second on my machine. Are you using a P3?


There is no default video codec. That’s like saying there’s a default image format—there isn’t one.

There isn't a default codec because there is currently a debate over which one it should use:
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/07/decoding-the-html-5...


Which is what it is supposed to do.


No I don't think you understand. When you develop a complex AJAX website you can't expect FF OSX and FF Win to render it in the same manner. I'm not just talking about different looking buttons but enough quirks between the two codebases to treat them as separate browsers. Kind of makes a joke of FF following web standards when you have to keep an instance of OSX to test in.
Interestingly I didn't have any problems with the webkit browsers.

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