Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2008 22:09 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1. "We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process."
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Comment by handy
by handy on Tue 26th Feb 2008 06:59 UTC
handy
Member since:
2005-07-06

Well the big question is... Will they finally handle xhtml 1.1 correctly. Xhtml 1.1 should be sent as mime type application/xhtml+xml . If you do so, IE 7 wants to download your webpage. And this problem was known before IE 7!

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RE: Comment by handy
by TLZ_ on Tue 26th Feb 2008 08:26 in reply to "Comment by handy"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

What you are mentioning could also prove to be a better alternative to the proposed IE8 "activate web standards" tag.

Edited 2008-02-26 08:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by handy
by Kroc on Tue 26th Feb 2008 08:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by handy"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

You can get IE8 to go into standards mode (and avoid the meta tag), by using a HTML5 doctype which the other browsers have no issue with "[!DOCTYPE html]" (with angle brackets obviously)

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RE: Comment by handy
by lemur2 on Tue 26th Feb 2008 11:59 in reply to "Comment by handy"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Well the big question is... Will they finally handle xhtml 1.1 correctly. Xhtml 1.1 should be sent as mime type application/xhtml+xml . If you do so, IE 7 wants to download your webpage. And this problem was known before IE 7!


Can anyone tell me also, if you are using IE7 or IE8, then can you see the butterfly here:
http://croczilla.com/svg/samples/butterfly/butterfly.svg

... and the lion cub here:
http://croczilla.com/svg/samples/lion/lion.svg

... and do the coloured circles interact with the mouse to partly hide the crocodile here:
http://croczilla.com/svg/samples/circles2/circles2.xml

... and can you play a very slow interactive game of space invaders here:
http://croczilla.com/svg/samples/invaders/invaders.svg

If not, then no standards compliance for YOU!

Edited 2008-02-26 12:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by handy
by sappyvcv on Tue 26th Feb 2008 12:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by handy"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Does the W3C define SVG as being an integral part of the HTML standard? Does it say browsers need to integrate it to be standards compliant?

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