WTF. Microsoft actually listened to feedback. Internet Explorer 8 will interpret web content in its "best standards" mode by default. Here's the press release. Thank you!

Good way to garner some praise just before MIX08. Now we wait with baited breath for later this week, when news from MIX08 about IE8's support of other standards (beyond CSS2's Acid) will percolate up into the blogosphere.

§436 · March 3, 2008 · Microsoft, Software, Technology, Web · 1 comment · Tags: ,

Lots of continued discussion about Internet Explorer and Microsoft's support of web standards. Sam Ruby continues to finesse his SVG-via-Silverlight solution (improvement: use createElement() and then some XSLT to transform from SVG's XML elements to XAML's). Shelley Powers continues to finesse her ultimatum (ultimatae?) to Microsoft. I thought I'd post a few loose predictions of what I think IE8 will have when released. Read the rest of this entry ...

§422 · January 28, 2008 · Microsoft, Software, Technology, Web · 6 comments · Tags: ,

The IEBlog let the world know how you're going to have to opt in for their third (and counting) rendering mode that IE8 will support. You know, the one that should support CSS2 the way other browsers already do without such a mode. Put the following into your <head> section of your page and you'll get IE8's "super standards" mode.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

There are, of course, many many unanswered questions... For those who can't be bothered to read my whole post, please see the main point. For others with patience, Read the rest of this entry ...

§421 · January 23, 2008 · Microsoft, Software, Technology, Web · 13 comments · Tags: ,

Big news in the blogosphere - the IEBlog finally divulged some real details about Internet Explorer 8: An internal build of IE8 supports the Acid2 Test, meaning a great deal of HTML and CSS-related quirks have been mopped up. Read the rest of this entry ...

§416 · December 19, 2007 · Microsoft, Software, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: ,