Microsoft: IE8 to support standards from the start

by admin March 3, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Aiming to demonstrate that its commitment to interoperability goes beyond fancy statements, Microsoft said Monday that it is shifting its plans for the next version of Internet Explorer to make the program more friendly to Web standards.

The software maker said that a planned standards compatibility mode will now be the default rendering engine when IE8 makes its debut. Microsoft has already said that the new browser is capable of passing the Acid2 rendering test.

“We think that acting in accordance with principles is important, and IE8’s default is a demonstration of the interoperability principles in action,” IE general manager Dean Hachamovitch said in a blog posting.

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