Friday, January 30th, 2009
Some people are very excited to see the improvements that the IE team have made with IE 8 (and the hope that it will get some IE 6 users up up and away). However, others are not so happy. With IE 8 getting close to launch after the RC release, is it ready for prime time yet?
Michael Dayah (of the excellent ptable.com) doesn’t think so, and he gives the plea to not rush ahead:
IE8 is lined up to be a disaster. I’ve submitted about a dozen bugs to the
IE8 connect, but Microsoft is marking some as won’t fix and others are brand
new regressions with RC1. I know this really isn’t your primary interest,
but I was hoping you could assist in a grassroots effort to get IE
development pushed back a few more months in order to avoid another decade
of disaster on the web.
Here are a few screenshots of the mess IE8 RC1 is making of ptable.com:
Then we have kangax talking about misbehaving IE 8 and how you can still kill it with:
- Element.prototype.cloneNode.call(); // or other Element.prototype methods
What do you think? Do you have more examples like this? How are you feeling about the rendering of your sites in IE 8?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:07 am