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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Wonderful news!!!!
by antwarrior on Tue 4th Mar 2008 15:23 UTC
antwarrior
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2006-02-11

Of course , this has nothing to do with this :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7266629.stm

and isn't it fitting that the death of the only competitor that inspired it's non compliance policy in the first place is now gone ?

"Final goodbye for early web icon ",http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7270583.stm

It will now make cross browser compatibility a lot easier,than what it used to be, which has been likened ,by even the most conservative of opinions,to passing kidney stones each time one takes a trip to the little boys' room.

I, like many - no,like myself. I shall speak for noone else but me. I ,like myself, welcome this day with joy and jubilation,that microsoft has FINALLY decided to produce a standards compliant browser when the browser market no longer really counts or matters.

I am delighted,because of the future development agony that has now been averted, but is it not a bit sad, tragic even, that we rejoice because someone does what they were suppossed to have done in the first place ?

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