TheRegister painted very bleak picture of IE9 development team’s plan for standard compliance.
I have no problems with Microsoft pursuing its own technology. After all, virtually all technologies we use today started with someone pursuing it by extending existing offering first. Firefox’s successful Extension mechanism is an example of extending the web browser. Not to mention Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight technology.
The only thing I object to is Microsoft not implementing standardized technology and use its own technology in place of those standardized technology. The argument of complexity is disingenious. Microsoft is the biggest company/organization in the browser business. If smaller, much smaller player like Opera can navigate and implements the standard, why cann’t Microsoft?
Any hope? May be. Let’s see what the next European Commissioner for Competition thinks about it.