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Re: Behind IE 8's big incompatibility list

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Thursday 19 February 2009 17:22 : \____

> <Quote>
> To realize the scale of the challenge facing Microsoft as it pulls the
> web around to Internet Explorer 8, you need look no further than the
> list of sites that fail to render properly on the browser.  [At least
> 2,400 "major" sites...]
> That list includes, yes, Microsoft and MSN, in addition to high-volume
> sites such as the BBC, CNN, Google in various geographies, Apple,
> PayPal, Amazon, and major UK sites such as Barclays, Tesco, the Royal
> Mail, and ITV.... there's millions of sites out there that have been
> built to work with previous versions of IE that do not fully comply
> with internet standards....
> IE's support for web standards has been like a rising balloon for
> Microsoft, to paraphrase Withnail and I's philosophical drug dealer
> Danny. Should it continue holding on and keep getting higher,
> perpetuating the messy failure to comply with web standards? Or should
> it let go before it's too late, to end the standards-compliance
> madness?
> ...Microsoft will need to make the case for support for IE 8 in a
> world where rival browsers - Firefox and Chrome - have either growing
> adoption or weighty corporate patronage....
> Expect Microsoft's compatibility list to get a lot longer before it
> starts to shrink.
> </Quote>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/18/internet_explorer_8_list_challenge/

Microsoft is wasting a lot of money reinvesting the wheel, badly (rendering
engines). Its investors should be furious and so should Webmasters.

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