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[2]: Fair enough
by lemur2 on Wed 25th Mar 2009 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Fair enough"
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Microsoft should have done to the standards in question for ACID3, what OpenOffice and KOffice did for ODF: Implement not-yet finished proposed standards, giving feedback to the standardization organization, so they can improve the standard as it is implemented, which again can benefit the implementers.

AFAIK, there aren't any "not-yet finished proposed standards" in Acid3. They are all five+years-old-recommended standards.

If that is not correct, and there is a level of a standard in Acid3 testing that has not been stable and had recommended status for over five years, can you say what it is?

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