Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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I think it is absolutely great!
by lemur2 on Thu 7th Jan 2010 01:41 UTC
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There is now apparently a possibility that IE will at long last support SVG.

Fantastic (even if very belated). Microsoft have also hinted that they will adopt CSS 3.


Now there is just DOM level 2, correct and reasonably performing ECMA script and SMIL left to go. It wouldn't hurt if they included royalty-free open codecs (Vorbis and Theora) and HTML5 directly in IE as well. They might then even catch up to the rest of today's browsers within this very decade!

Edited 2010-01-07 01:43 UTC

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Hiev Member since:


No trollish comments like "embrace and extend"?

Men, you must be in rehab or something.

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AlexandreAM Member since:

Did you really not notice the sarcasm in there?

Man, lemur, you must start being less subtle!

Now, to go on topic. It's nice to see Microsoft working on it in some way, but I'd really like to see their implementation on IE before they start having influence in the directions of the thing itself.

It's almost like a foreign politician trying to join the current government or something. All in the realm of bad analogies, of course.

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