Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 16:56 UTC
Internet Explorer As it turns out, Google's idea of silently and automatically updating web browsers for security's sake is actually a pretty darn good idea - Chrome is pretty much always up-to-date. Microsoft agrees with this, and has announced it's going to automatically update Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Most problems with IE (especially past 7) is a result of sloppy web developers, some who don't understand why the browser has problems rendering pages when they put block elements within a inline element.

IE7 can be a PITA with absolute and relative positioning if you aren't careful, but static positioning it is largely fine.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

It's the web developer's fault that IE6/7 can't render standards compliant HTML that renders properly in every other browser? Wow.. just... wow.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It's the web developer's fault that IE6/7 can't render standards compliant HTML that renders properly in every other browser? Wow.. just... wow.


They can render standard compliant markup absolutely fine in the vast majority of cases. Yes you need a valid DOCTYPE declaration ...

http://www.quirksmode.org/css/quirksmode.html

A lot of times, complaints are made by web developers that would know a inline element from a block element.

IE (including 8) is stricter than other browsers, most web browsers let you get away with all sorts of things that are wrong.

But it doesn't seems to matter what someone says ... people have been told to believe "IE does everything wrong, and Firefox does it right".

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muszek Member since:
2007-04-25

I have a car that only turns left. So if you only turn right, you will largely be fine.

IE<8 has tens of more-or less common rendering bugs that. The scope of their fsckups is much broader than just positioning.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The car analogy ... really?

Most of the rendering bugs are pretty easy to code around and are well documented by now.

All browsers have bugs, IE7 is 5 or 6 years old now? If I compared it to Firefox 1.5 or 2, I know that both these browsers have problems with things like inline-block just as IE7 does.

I'd rather know what those bugs are, then have something like Firefox that has new and interesting problems every 6 weeks.

Edited 2011-12-19 15:31 UTC

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