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: He should be...
by obsidian on Wed 25th Mar 2009 07:53 UTC in reply to "He should be..."
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When it comes to "standards", MS were very quick to buy influence and votes to make their Office Open XML a "standard", as it could be used as a selling-point and hence there was money in it for them.

However, IE8 is free, so there's little pressure on them to make it standards-compliant. No money in it, unlike Office, hence the "take what you're given and be grateful" attitude of MS.

So it can be seen that this "the standards are only draft" thing is just a smokescreen.

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