Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:26 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Internet Explorer Recently, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, which boasted much better standards compliance than previous iterations of the browser. While it passed the Acid2 test, IE8 failed miserably in the Acid3 test, and many people criticised Microsoft for it. Microsoft Australia's Nick Hodge has stated that Microsoft purposefully decided not to support Acid3, because the test tests against draft standards.
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Comment by larwilliams
by larwilliams on Wed 25th Mar 2009 00:33 UTC
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For once I agree with them, IE8 should fully support the standards that have been ratified. Any that are not ratified should be treated as a moving target.

If they could get SVG + full CSS 2.1 support, that would be good enough for now. Then they could implement stuff as it becomes ratified.

If anything, it may help to motivate the W3C to actually finalize the standards that have been labeled as "drafts" for years.

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