Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Every now and then, you get these news item that make you feel like something's wrong. The item doesn't make sense, shouldn't be possible, and yet it is. Despite Microsoft's newfound commitment to web standards, it's still incredibly unnerving to see things like this - the W3C's first HTML5 compliance test, in which Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 outdoes all other browsers.
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It's all interpretation
by mrhasbean on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 21:23 UTC
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It's a bit like saying something is a daunting task only to have a third party quote you as saying it was a nightmare. ;)

Different people will interpret the same results or comment in a manner that best suits their own stance or preferences. As is pointed out in the WIRED article, having better raw support for certain HTML5 functions - specifically those that are targeted by the official test - doesn't necessarily mean it's better at doing certain things from a user's perspective.

That being said, it's excellent to see Microsoft moving in the right direction - will certainly keep Google, Apple and Firefox devs on their toes...

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