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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Common Ground
by Scorched Earth on Sat 13th Dec 2003 04:43 UTC

Internet Explorer allows people to make mistakes in their HTML coding. It like fitting a square block in a round hole. Internet Explorer will round the corners of the square block for you. You do not need to learn the correct way of HTML coding. I suppose people like it that way.

Standards are good for communicating to the widest audience. You can code with special tags but doen't expect everyone to be able to see your masterpiece. It is like using slang words. Your slang words might not even exits somewhere else or they may mean something different.

It would be nice for a browser that has the greatest market share to comply with the standards for web communication but the company making the browser would have to really care.