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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No they can't. Sure, if you write a really simple code. But if you want to implement more complex designs, you're almost always running into problems. And almost always it's problems with IE, not any other browser.

Absolute crap, most of it is caused by sloppy CSS and other browsers letting you off.

I was trying to find a decent center plugin for jQuery ... ended up writing my own that worked in all browsers (including IE6 which jQuery supports).

now we're supposed to think a proper doctype solves everything. We're not saying IE renderns faulty code wrong. We're saying we write a valid code, this piece of crap renders it wrong and we need to spend a lot of our time finding the problem and working around it.

No it doesn't ... Also IE8 renders XHTML and CSS 2.1 99.9% the same as Firefox. IE7 has the odd problem ... and tbh I haven't supported IE6 for at least a year now.

As I said Absolute positioning is buggy in IE7, but static positioning is absolutely fine.

Also lets not pretend that every browser is wonderful. Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera all render borders differently, yeah sure solid works fine ... but use Dashed, Inset etc and they all do everything differently.

Mozilla does a few odd things with inline-block as well , sticking a 5px margin when there shouldn't be any (even after CSS reset, using YUI 2 variant).

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