Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:11 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet Explorer "There, I said it. Microsoft has been bombarding the media with claims about how much better IE9 is than all the other browsers, more HTML5 and CSS3 compliant than any other browser that ever existing and ever will. It's the only browser that passes all the tests they made up. And, Microsoft has finally implemented the CSS3 selectors that were implemented by other browsers back in, what? 2003? Because Microsoft has updated IE to support CSS3 selectors and rounded corners, they want us to believe that somehow IE9 magically supports the whole slew of CSS3 visual styling. I'm afraid it doesn't. As a matter of fact, IE9's support for CSS3 visual styling is so poor that the results are shocking."
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by DeadFishMan on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 00:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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You have never done a single line of web development in your life, have you? Caveats well exposed aside, I can certainly agree with the overall sentiment. IE is a f%$%&#$ mess and nothing like giving MS that kick on the curb to have it catching up to the competition.

Having Direct3D-accelerated rendering and other neat features is nice and all but first they really ought to fix the long standing CSS2 bugs and start to implement CSS3 correctly as per the specification - that I bet that you will say that are not well written or some such silliness even though almost every other browser have little to no problem implementing them in a mostly compatible manner - before they start bragging about compatibility with these very standards.

What matters to me as a web developer is that in the end the website will look as intended on all browsers, gimmicks notwithstanding. They have yet to make up for the lousy job that they've done so far and earn their stripes.

And some people really have problems to learn their history: Not too long ago we've had this same bullshit with IE7 and then sometime later IE8 that supposedly had a standards-compliant renderer and a separate "quirks mode" to render the legacy crap that we've been inflicted in the past but neither did a decent job on a reasonably CSS-heavy page.

Stop acting as if you were rooting for an underdog company. Microsoft has the resources to bring it on par with the other browsers and it is about time that people call them on it so that they can actually fix this mess the way the should!

If you spent just one hundredth of the hours that web developers spend just to come up with hacks to tame this beast when they could be spending them doing something actually useful you would certainly see understand where the hatred is coming from...

Edited 2010-10-23 00:52 UTC

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