Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Mar 2008 10:07 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Internet Explorer "We've decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can. This decision is a change from what we've posted previously. Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles. Thinking about IE8's behavior with these principles in mind, interpreting web content in the most standards compliant way possible is a better thing to do. We think that acting in accordance with principles is important, and IE8's default is a demonstration of the interoperability principles in action. While we do not believe any current legal requirements would dictate which rendering mode a browser must use, this step clearly removes this question as a potential legal and regulatory issue. As stated above, we think it's the better choice." Ars has more.
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I am smiling right now
by TLZ_ on Tue 4th Mar 2008 11:22 UTC
TLZ_
Member since:
2007-02-05

This is great.


I look forward to the day when I only have to write one page not have thousand tweaks to make it works with various IE-versions.

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RE: I am smiling right now
by lemur2 on Tue 4th Mar 2008 13:20 in reply to "I am smiling right now"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

This is great.

I look forward to the day when I only have to write one page not have thousand tweaks to make it works with various IE-versions.


I think it is great too ... but note the caveat ... "interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can"

It will still be quite a while before IE is actually standards compliant to any useful extent for your purpose. IE doesn't support SVG yet, and quite a few other web standards that a browser should support.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

But it will fully support CSS now, better then FF2 does, which is the point he was trying to make. SVG support is kind of pointless at this point, as good webformats are the ones that focus on the smallest size possible, not the largest and most cpu intensive. SVG will be sort of like a poor mans flash when browsers start letting you script it, but until then I can't think of a single scenario where it would be a good choice for use on a web page.

As for other standards, which ones are you talking about? I would like everyone to standardize on XHR, but since MS was the ones that invented XMLHttpRequest in the first place, they could justifyably tell everyone else to take a flying leap on that one.

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RE: I am smiling right now
by jaypee on Tue 4th Mar 2008 17:22 in reply to "I am smiling right now"
jaypee Member since:
2005-07-28

Exactly! It will be great when we can get rid of the "if IE" condition.

Also, when will be finally able to take IE6 out back and shoot it?

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