Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "It's common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Let's take a fair look at the history and where it all began... For posterity, if nothing else. Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorer - in fact, we're pretty impressed with the hardware acceleration and new features in Internet Explorer 9 - but keep reading for the whole story."
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Still a mess
by timdp on Thu 21st Oct 2010 10:17 UTC
timdp
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2009-06-19

The article shouldn't claim that "the mess is over". The IE9 beta still failed to render any of my work properly, while I like to think I write pretty decent cross-browser code. Stripping out all my pre-IE9 hacks didn't help; I had to resort to yet another set of exceptions for IE9. Make no mistake: the browser's standard support is still lacking, and while the team have made great strides, IE9 still means just another wonky rendering engine to support.

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RE: Still a mess
by sorpigal on Thu 21st Oct 2010 12:13 in reply to "Still a mess"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

My experience is similar. Still, it's not as bad as supporting IE6 (if only I could also *stop* supporting IE6!) and at least we have some good mechanisms for feeding different style to IE9.

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