Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Every now and then, you get these news item that make you feel like something's wrong. The item doesn't make sense, shouldn't be possible, and yet it is. Despite Microsoft's newfound commitment to web standards, it's still incredibly unnerving to see things like this - the W3C's first HTML5 compliance test, in which Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 outdoes all other browsers.
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Comment by Malakim
by Malakim on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:42 UTC
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Wired has a little writeup on this subject, as well as some results from another test suite. Let's just say it's not looking quite as good there.

Anyway, it's a step forward compared to the old IE versions and that can't be bad. ;)

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RE: Comment by Malakim
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:48 in reply to "Comment by Malakim"
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That article is a bit disingenuous. They complain about CSS3 not being included, but... CSS is not HTML.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Yeah, I understand CSS != HTML; but we really lack an all encompassing name for all of the stuff you can render in a browser. The result is people just say HTML when they mean HTML + CSS + javascript + SVG, ect.

Any suggestions for to describe the collection of open standards that ( should) make up the modern web?

I suggest "Corn". Corn being short of Unicorn, and a staple food of millions.

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RE: Comment by Malakim
by Lennie on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:45 in reply to "Comment by Malakim"
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The problem is, if IE9 is the next IE6 then it will just hold back development.

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