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News IE 8 will actually follow standards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well I suppose this could be a nice change but Im still a FF user at heart so ya.... not a real issue with me, although has anyone been using FF3beta, personally Im not liking some of the changes that has taken place but thats for another thread so umm ya.....
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    this is probably only because they now have that silverthingy which is multiplatform multibrowser to clutter up teh tubes instead of activeX which was just erm... a hole in the tubes.
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    opera is awesome

    nuff said!
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    /watches pigs fly past window..
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I'll believe it when I no longer have to write specific css for IE.
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    They've done this to help their own business and make people like them again, it isn't charity, but whatever the reason it's hopefully a good result.
     
  8. Aankhen

    Aankhen New Member

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    Microsoft++ # this. is. AWESOME.

    BTW, your article is somewhat misleading. Microsoft said a while back that they're working on a whole new engine for IE8 that will have excellent standards compliance. However, they also said recently that while there'd be this great new engine, by default, pages would be rendered as if by IE7 in order to avoid "breaking the Web". In order to render pages with the IE8 engine, Web developers would have to opt in using certain HTTP headers (or, failing that, `meta` tags).

    The IEBlog entry linked to represents a step forward because now IE8 will render pages using the new engine by default, and require Web developers to specifically ask for IE7 rendering if they want it. This quote from QuirksBlog is very appropriate:
    Oh, and IE8 won't "reject" broken pages, it will simply render them as befits their brokenness.
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    QFT
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    lmfao

    To the article:
    I totally understand this move by the IE team has shaken you up a bit. But is it absolutely nessicary to keep ridiculing M$ through the entire article? I'd like to have seen some part of 'sarcasm-free' facts, so we can all start pointing and laughing at M$ again with some factual knowledge. At least for me it's the reason i read these articles.

    It sure was an entertaining read though :D
     
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    They have changed there mind on that, now by default the app will run the IE8 standard engine unless told otherwise by the page.
     
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    This is great news.
     
  13. Aankhen

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    Please read the rest of my post. :)
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    and hell froze over.... again....
     
  15. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    Pictures or it didn't happen.....just about sums this up for me, I'll believe it when i see it.




    Is it me or was that a flying toaster that just went past the windows?
     
  16. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    +1

    Awesome news.
     
  17. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    "IE8 will hopefully follow standards."

    Accuracy & Precision are ar watchwords.
     
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    Exactly. No need to use the rest when you've got th....
     
  20. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    As we're all so very keen on sticking to standards, maybe forum software should reject all ungrammatical posts. Direct misuse of 'your', 'there', etc, to the trash.

    Or do I detect hypocrisy? ;)
     
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