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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MS would gain market share....
by spinnekopje on Wed 25th Mar 2009 16:19 UTC
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MS forgets its strategy doesn't work anymore. It used to work, because faster browsers weren't that known, but now users notice that other browsers like firefox, opera are a lot faster. Users don't care about acid tests, they just want a good and fast surfing experience.
If MS is interested in gaining market share they should implement the standards used by other browsers. If they implement the features the same way as its main competitors those features will become the standard anyway.
I call it features, which is about the web standards, but also about other stuff, so the complete browsing experience. If their browser works almost as fast and good, users won't see the need to change. Looking at the stats users do change even though IE is already installed on their computer!
It is possible that MS will start to act when companies that create IE-only web applications now start to create acid3-only web apps... That will happen when firefox and others keep gaining market share.

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