CyberTech Rambler

January 22, 2008

Microsoft’s finally hit by its own bad practice in standard conformance

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 5:04 pm

Who would had thought it, Microsoft find itself needing a ‘quirk’ mode in IE8.

‘Quirk’ mode had been common in other browsers such as Opera. They need it because IE is doing an extremely bad job in standard conformance.

It’s great that Microsoft finally have to taste its own medicine. The strange thing is, to Microsoft, web standard conformance is the ‘quirk’, not its bad implementation of standard. This irks some commentators. I take a more practical route: in IE8, quirk is standard conformance, but in IE9 I want to see ‘IE7’ as the quirk.

What will Mirosoft do next? Browser spoofing?

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 4:09 pm Remember a while ago, as detailed in this blog post of mine, that Microsoft says that it is going to introduce full standard conformance in IE8, but as a […]

    Pingback by Good decision: Standard conformance in IE8 is the standard, rather than the ‘quirk’ mode « CyberTech Rambler — March 4, 2008 @ 4:09 pm | Reply


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