Huh. Maybe Microsoft is actually pursuing web standards

via InsideMicrosoft

According to the IEBlog, the current build of IE8 passes the Acid2 Test “in standards mode”.  I’m not exactly sure what standards mode is supposed to be, but the fact that the browser can pass Acid2 suggests that Microsoft has put in some quality time to web standards adherence in the next version of their oh so popular web browser, Internet Explorer.

This will make it the last major browser to do so, as builds for Firefox 3, the second Beta being released today, reached that milestone in April.  The two next most popular browsers, Safari and Opera, each passed over a year ago (over two years ago for Safari) in their public releases.

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About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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One Response to Huh. Maybe Microsoft is actually pursuing web standards

  1. David Marjanović says:

    This site crashes Safari. Netscape on the Mac, and IE7 on WinXP, have no problems with it…

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