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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RE: Fair enough
by tyrione on Wed 25th Mar 2009 01:32 UTC in reply to "Fair enough"
tyrione
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2005-11-21

His comment:


“The concern Microsoft has is that if we burnt [draft standards] into Internet Explorer 8 and passed Acid3 with 120 percent and then deploy it on so many machines, especially in the enterprise, [we have made draft standards de-facto standards] when the W3C will then want to innovate on the [evolving] standards,” Nick Hodge, a Professional Geek for Microsoft Australia said.


How can any professional take him serious when he leveraged a fallacious analogy to justify why they still can't be current with competing browsers on their own platform?

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RE[2]: Fair enough
by sbergman27 on Wed 25th Mar 2009 18:14 in reply to "RE: Fair enough"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

That is beyond bizarre. So many machines? Enterprise? IE8? Not any time soon.

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