Linked by Matt Brewer on Fri 12th Dec 2003 20:43 UTC
Internet Explorer The new version of Internet Explorer in Longhorn 4051 is version 6.05.4051.0.  Even though Longhorn is many years away (if ever!) the folks at Microsoft have realized that people want more from their browser, due to popularity of the competition, ex. Mozilla. UPDATE: Longhorn 4051 review.
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Re: svg
by theorz on Fri 12th Dec 2003 22:27 UTC

Microsoft is not going to support svg. They are going to support their own thing called sparkle. They claim it is 90% the same as svg.

Oh and (re: someone else) I don't see how they are stopping people from using xhtml1.1. I am just finishing up a website for a client that is xhtml1.1 based. The beauty of xhtml+css is that you can work around crappy browsers with different stylesheets. keeping browser specific work arounds in an isolated section of the code.

It is great, you can use a real browser like mozilla to design the site without the hassle of working around all the browser bugs and limitations. This lets you focus on creating a good design. Then once you have the design down you can work on trying to trick ie into rendering it. You can repeat this for other browsers if you want. Though for the site I did it for had traffic of 73% ie, 24% gecko with the marjority of the rest being random spiders, so they were not concerned about other browsers (though safari1.1 and opera7.1 work fine with the mozilla/standard style sheet). Since you used a logical structure for the document (we are doing real xhtml here not table based crap) it is even be usable in text based browsers.