Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of the IE team, has posted that IE 8 now renders the Acid 2 face:
Iâ€™m delighted to tell you that on Wednesday, December 12, Internet Explorer correctly rendered the Acid2 page in IE8 standards mode. While supporting the features tested in Acid2 is important for many reasons, it is just one of several milestones for the interoperability, standards compliance, and backwards compatibility that weâ€™re committed to for this release. We will blog more on these topics. Hereâ€™s a relevant video.
For IE8, we want to communicate facts, not aspirations. Weâ€™re posting this information now because we have real working code checked in and weâ€™re confident about delivering it in the final product. Weâ€™re listening to the feedback about IE, and at the same time, we are committed to responsible disclosure and setting expectations properly. Now that weâ€™ve run the test on multiple machines and seen it work, weâ€™re excited to be able to share definitive information.
While blog posts and links to videos are a good start, publicly available code is even better. We will have a lot more information available at sessions at MIX08 and will release a beta of IE8 in the first half of calendar 2008.
Mary Jo Foley got on the phone with Dean where she found out:
Hachamovitch also said that Microsoft will release a public beta build of IE 8 some time in the first half of 2008.
Internal Microsoft IE 8 build passes the Acid standards testHachamovitch denied that Microsoftâ€™s decision to disclose this week IE 8â€™s planned standards compliance was related to Operaâ€™s antitrust suit launched last week. Hachamovitch said Microsoft has been working on making IE 8 Acid2-compliant since IE 8 planning began.
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