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Monday, March 10th, 2008

Internal IE-HTML DOM still isn’t XHTML compliant

Category: IE

Jon Davis was glad to see that XHTML compliance was on the list in IE 8, but was surprised to see the above. It turns out that he found: XHTML compliance exists in parsing and rendering only. Microsoft is still using an internal IE-HTML DOM that is not XHTML-compliant, even in XHTML documents. All you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

3.8 rating from 42 votes

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

IE 8 on Acid

Category: Browsers, IE, JavaScript

The IE team posted that they were passing Acid2 a few months ago, yet people are seeing a broken face when they tested with IE 8 beta. Phil Nachreiner of IE explained the situation: Although we said that IE8 Beta 1 passes the ACID2 test, some of you may be seeing results like the image Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

3.9 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Me.dium shows off new IE 8 features

Category: IE, Showcase

Me.dium, the social browsing folks, have put together some examples using the new Activities and Web Slices features. You can install their Activity if you have IE 8, or you can take a look below: As part of Activities, Me.dium now offers a powerful “Social Discovery” Activity from any page. Me.dium’s “Discover” Activity gives you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:38 pm

3.9 rating from 15 votes

IE 8: Better Ajax, CSS, DOM, and new features

Category: Browsers, IE

MIX has started, and we have the news we have been waiting for, for some time. What is IE 8 going to do? Microsoft has put out an IE 8 Readiness Report that discusses everything. There is a TON of amazing stuff here. It also looks like they will be using the standards for most Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am

4.4 rating from 61 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Microsoft changes IE 8 defaults to be “standards mode”

Category: Browsers, IE

You have to hand it to the IE team, they have listened to the huge amount of community feedback on the IE 8 user agent feature, and they have reversed their decision so by default IE 8 will run in standards compliant mode. Why Change? Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles. Thinking about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.4 rating from 47 votes

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

WaSP IE8 Round Table Discussion

Category: Browsers, IE

The Microsoft proposal for browser version targeting in Internet Explorer 8 to default to IE7 behavior for all current DOCTYPEs has divided the web developer community. What implications would this have for web standards adoption? Would the web be in a state of damage if IE8 defaulted to standards mode? Some members of the Web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am

3.2 rating from 12 votes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community

Category: Browsers, IE

“IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community”. That is from an email on the private beta of IE 8 that some folk have been getting. This is meant to ramp up for a public beta, and something will be seen at MIX in a few weeks. The unveiling is coming. Greetings from the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

3.1 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Shooting browsers: Threat or Menace?

Category: Articles, IE

Two articles were shot onto A List Apart this morning. We have Jeffrey Zeldman on the threat or menace of version targeting. Then we have Jeremy Keith on browser shooting. Both are opinions on the version targeting issue that has blown up on the Web recently. Jeremy concludes: Version targeting is not a bad idea. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:41 am

3.1 rating from 19 votes

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Getting HTML 5 styles in IE 7+

Category: HTML, IE, JavaScript

Btw, if you want CSS rules to apply to unknown elements in IE, you just have to do document.createElement(elementName). This somehow lets the CSS engine know that elements with that name exist. This was uttered by Sjoerd Visscher innocently on a Sam Ruby thread, and it sent ripples of “huh? really? How come I never Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am

4 rating from 23 votes

The IE7 auto-rollout: fact and fiction

Category: Browsers, IE

When some people saw the new knowledge base article on IE 7 rollouts and thought “what? I finally get to see IE 6 die off????”. Ken Fisher is here to tell us “sorry guys” in his piece on the IE7 auto rollout: What’s happening: come February 12, Microsoft will release IE7 as an “Update Rollup” Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:34 am

2.3 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

IE8 Compatibility with X-UA-Compatible

Category: Browsers, IE

If you want compatibility to work well in IE8 and lower, then it is time to get to know the X-UA-Compatible header. This is according to Chris Wilson in his post on compatibility and IE8. He links to Aaron Gustafson’s new article on the issue, and summarizes himself: Aaron Gustafson, one of the members of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:30 pm

3.2 rating from 29 votes

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client

Category: IE, Performance, Presentation

Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, gave a presentation at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client. The scope of the presentation is to show how to speed things up right now, not in the future. Optimizing Symbol Resolution How to speed up in a late binding world. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 pm

3.2 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

How IE Mangles The Design Of JavaScript Libraries

Category: Browsers, Dojo, IE

People like to moan about IE, and often don’t have anything to back it up. “IE sucks” doesn’t count. Alex Russell, on the other hand, has written about how IE mangles the design of JavaScript libraries such as Dojo. His list both shows us the methods to the madness, informs us on the issues, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:04 pm

4.1 rating from 51 votes

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Dean Edwards IE7.js 2.0 Release

Category: IE, JavaScript, Library

The first famous “IE7” out there was Dean Edwards script that fixed IE 6 in as many ways as possible. Now the IE7 browser itself has come out, Dean has updated his library to make sense in the new world, resulting in the new IE7.js 2.0 release which features: The IE7 project is now hosted Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am

4.1 rating from 36 votes

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Infamous IE hasLayout is toast

Category: CSS, IE

We are slowly finding more and more out about how nice IE8 is going to play. Markus Mielke came out to tell us that hasLayout is a goner: I do not think I am disclosing too much by saying that HasLayout will be history with IE8 (it was an internal data-structure to begin with and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

IE 8 now doesn’t trip on Acid

Category: CSS, IE

Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of the IE team, has posted that IE 8 now renders the Acid 2 face: I’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 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 pm

4 rating from 41 votes