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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"However it does matter when you come to improving the website.

Like I said, only webdevs will care about that kind of thing ;) Most of the rest of the world isn't going to choose a browser based on how well it scores on some compliance test or benchmark, unless it happens to be a LOT faster than its closest competitor. Even then, it still might not get the nod from many users, if it's lacking in features and/or has a crappy UI.

No not only webdevs care, not directly anyhow.

My manager cares when my time is being wasted because I have to work with someone elses crap code and it take many times as long as it should do to get a job done ... his boss will care when the project is late and whoever above him will care when he sees time and money being wasted.

When I get well written clean HTML and CSS to work with I can do my job quicker, which means the project gets done on time, which means the bosses up the top are pleased and the business saves money.

This things have a ripple effect, I see it everyday through the organisation I work in.

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