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[4]: Poor excuse!
by lemur2 on Thu 26th Mar 2009 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Poor excuse!"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Browsers are free, no one cares about lock-in


Programs which create web content, and also servers which can deliver web content, satisfying secret proprietary plug-ins, are not free. People very much do care about lock-in.

Have you ever wondered why these standards are still just in 'recommended' or 'draft' standard?


'Recommended' is not 'draft'. 'Recommended' is 'published and stable'.

Because no one out in the real world of web development cares about them...at least not the ones mentioned over and over in this thread.


The ones mentioned over and over in this thread are just becoming available in browsers. They are therefore useful only for the next generation of web content.

And extremely useful they will be. Check this out:

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2008/08/firefox-to-get-mass...

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/02/mozilla-demos-impre...

JIT javascript compilers deliver very impressive performance and open up entirely new capabilities.

Perhaps, as a web developer, it is time that you updated your skills to encompass these new emerging standards-based features, rather than relying on the already-on-its-way-out non-standrad quirks of IE and proprietary plugins for it.

Edited 2009-03-26 03:51 UTC

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