Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 15:01 UTC, submitted by Tudy
Internet Explorer In a recent blog posting, Internet Explorer's lead program manager Chris Wilson revealed many of the technical improvements that Microsoft will add to IE 7.0 for its final release. Almost all the improvements are related to bugs in IE's implementation of CSS. Many of these bugs aren't fixed in the currently available IE 7.0 Beta release. Wilson's post raises some serious questions about IE 7.0.
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RE: Backwards compatibility
by Clinton on Thu 4th Aug 2005 19:22 UTC in reply to "Backwards compatibility"
Clinton
Member since:
2005-07-05

As a web developer, I completely disagree.

IE is a piece of garbage and needs to be thrown away. I don't care if doing so required me to rewrite every piece of code I've ever written. Throwing IE out is the only way to go.

Microsoft needs to properly support web standards (in particular CSS) and to retard their dumb tendency to put proprietary junk in their web browser.

A web browser should be like a phone. Add whatever features you want (tabs, gestures, Javascript debuggers, themes, DOM browsers, etc.) but the redering of a page should be standards-compliant across the board. If it isn't? Junk it!

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youknowmewell Member since:
2005-07-08

Personally, I'd like to forget IE exists. But I realize there are web devs out there that can't do so. We must deal with the reality of the situation, and the reality is that web sites MUST work with IE, web devs can't ignore it.

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RE[2]: Backwards compatibility
by CPUGuy on Thu 4th Aug 2005 21:07 in reply to "RE: Backwards compatibility"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

They ARE supporting CSS!!!

How hard is this to understand?

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Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

I realize they say they are going to support CSS, but they've said that before and look what happened.

I may change my opinion once it is finally released, but past experience suggests that I won't have to.

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