Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 20:37 UTC
Internet & Networking As you all undoubtedly know, the European Union and Microsoft are trying to work out some sort of a settlement regarding the Internet Explorer case. Microsoft made a very detailed proposal for a browser ballot screen earlier this year, and the EU was relatively satisfied. Now, various browser makers have told Reuters that they are not satisfied with Microsoft's proposal.
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durr
by wooptoo on Mon 28th Sep 2009 22:08 UTC
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2006-02-09

In an ideal world all browsers would adhere to standards, so for the casual user it wouldn't matter which one you use as long as they all display information the same way.

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RE: durr
by nt_jerkface on Tue 29th Sep 2009 00:08 in reply to "durr"
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2009-08-26

IE8 follows 4.01 strict standards.

Maybe you didn't get the memo
http://www.webstandards.org/2008/03/03/microsoft-rethinks-ie8s-defa...

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RE[2]: durr
by lemur2 on Tue 29th Sep 2009 00:30 in reply to "RE: durr"
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2007-02-17

IE8 follows 4.01 strict standards. Maybe you didn't get the memo http://www.webstandards.org/2008/03/03/microsoft-rethinks-ie8s-defa...


HTML 4.01 strict is just one of many web standards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3C_standards#Standards

I count 29 there. To be fair, only about 10 of these 29 W3C standards are useful.

IE8 follows HTML 4.01 strict, but it doesn't follow most of the others.

Some of the ones IE8 doesn't follow very well that it should support far better are: SVG, CSS 3, DOM level 2, ECMAScript, SMIL, RDF and XForms.

Some of the emerging (not yet stable) ones that would also be useful are JSON and HTML5. IE doesn't even begin to support thoes.

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