Linked by David Adams on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:08 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Internet Explorer Microsoft has unveiled a website aimed at raising awareness of browser security by comparing the ability of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome to withstand attacks from malware, phishing, and other types of threats. Your Browser Matters gives the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome a paltry 2 and 2.5 points respectively out of a possible score of 4. Visit the site using the IE 9, however, and the browser gets a perfect score. IE 7 gets only 1 point, and IE 6 receives no points at all. The site refused to rate Apple's Safari browser in tests run by The Register.
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RE[5]: Complicated
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Oct 2011 22:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Complicated"
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because it isn't.

TBH I am a webdev .. and IE8 and IE9 is fine ... there is nothing wrong with it.

I really get fed up with ragging on IE and since IE8 has been released it has been solid. I am the sort of guy that can look at markup and render a web page in my head. And I am getting fed up with Chrome and Firefox with their rapid release cycle. Things are breaking ... Chrome doesn't even make a reliable HTTP request anymore (WTF?)

While there isn't any whizz bang support for things like canvas and other crap that aren't going to be used by big websites for at least a few years in IE8.

But I work in an IT department for a charity and everyone except for the "Web Applications Team" use IE8. (And anyone can download any browser they like and install it ... and we have people that are Oracle Admins, Cisco Admins ... and they just IE8 at work).

There is a huge amount of noise about web standards and HTML 5 etc etc ... but really people just want info and want to view it with as little hassle as possible ... if it looks right that is all they care about.

We should code for users at the end of the day ... and like it or not they use IE in a lot of cases .. It depends on your audience. I think a lot of people forget that the audience of this website is vastly different to other places.

Edited 2011-10-12 22:33 UTC

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RE[6]: Complicated
by Stephen! on Thu 13th Oct 2011 10:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Complicated"
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And I am getting fed up with Chrome and Firefox with their rapid release cycle.

Maybe you just miss the good old days, when it would take, like, six years for a new version of Internet Explorer to be released.

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RE[6]: Complicated
by Clinton on Fri 14th Oct 2011 03:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Complicated"
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I'm a web developer too and IE8 and 9, while better than their predecessors, are still ugly.

Complex CSS markup that follows W3C standards and works in every other browser doesn't work right in IE. Some jQuery plugins that work fine everywhere else render incorrectly in IE. It's getting better, but it still isn't standards compliant.

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