Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The good guys win one in the Browser Wars?

Check out this report in All About Microsoft. Apparently, MS has finally bowed to public pressure, and will be making IE 8's new "super-standard mode" (that is to say, the mode in which IE is actually standards-compliant) the default. They've been resisting this, claiming that backward compatibility was more important, but finally caved due to various pressures.

Dare we hope that, going forward, we will get to stop spending half our Web-development time dealing with the incompatibilities between IE and Firefox? I'm not holding my breath (especially because it's going to be quite some time before IE 6 and 7 stop being problems), but it would be joyous. And just on principle, I'm happy that I won't have to include a non-standard tag to tell IE that I want it to follow standards...
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