'IE8 compatible' – the cure for web standards headache?

by admin May 2, 2007 at 11:22 am

A problem shared is … a problem shared

MIX07: It took Microsoft six years to move Internet Explorer versions from 6 to 7. IE8 should be along a little quicker – it is slated for release within two years, less than three years after IE7’s October 2006 debut.

But Microsoft has a big, big task on its hands: how to improve support for web standards in IE, without breaking millions of websites. Full standards compliance and backward compatibility do not go hand-in-hand for this web browser, alas.

So, Microsoft is preparing to invite community feedback via a blog on how best to square this circle.

Chris Wilson, IE group program manager, today told MIX07 that Microsoft may “need authors to opt into standards”, suggesting a “compatible with IE 8.0” scheme.

Full article: The Register