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[2]: End of days
by google_ninja on Sun 24th Oct 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE: End of days"
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The way the w3c works is that the criteria to go from "working draft" to "recommendation" is two 100% implementations. The way that most browsers work is they implement emerging standards as proprietary extensions (using the -webkit, -moz, -ms, -opera prefixes) until they are happy with the implementation, when they drop the prefix.

The problem that guy had was that MS was getting a lot of good press around CSS3/HTML5, even though IE9 has hands down the worst support out of all the browsers. What makes things worse is that IE users are either unwilling, or incapable of upgrading their browsers, as old versions just never seem to go away. Best case would be something like chrome being the lowest common denomenator, they don't even give their users the option to not upgrade, so as soon as they fix something, almost everyone is upgraded within a week. With IE it takes 5-7 years before the never version has the same level of saturation.

So, the reason this sucks is that once ie6 is finally gone, the lowest common denominator will be ie7. After that, it will be ie8. Everyone was hoping it would be different, but it looks like once ie8 goes away, it will be ie9.

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