IE 8 has just passed the Acid test.
Cute picture emp – took me a moment to catch on since I didn’t know about the acid test – but it is both shocking and sad that it took them eight versions before even attempting to follow the standards.
Back in the day it used to only take them three or four versions of word, excell, and even windows itself to make some thing usable.
Nothing like being a monopoly to keep you on your toes.
Well, sorry to burst your M$ hate bubble, but most browsers have just now reached the stage where they render the Acid test correctly.
Firefox still does not, Version 3 will (probably).
Right now, the only major browsers that do are Opera, Safari on the mac and Konqueror 5.
Here an overview and screenshots of the state of browsers.
I don’t actually hate Microsoft – at least not any more than I hate General Motors or IBM or US Steel or RCA Victor or Alta Vista or any other once major monopoly whose game has dropped into the toilet – once upon a time (long, long ago) I was actually a huge booster of Microsoft and Intel since they were the only alternative to DEC, IBM and their overpriced minicomputers.
But Microsoft (or Apple and the others) have not done anything worthy of note in years and it shouldn’t take any software company eight versions of anything before they decide to try to make something that just works with what others are doing.
Personally, I still use the old Netscape / Mozilla browser/editor/email suite simply because I know it cold and it’s NOT by Microsoft – the same reason I use Gnome office. Today Microsoft reminds me of the old DEC PDP-11. An interesting and profitable relic of a bygone age.
Sorry to write a book – it was supposed to be just my 2 cents worth on your picture of hell freezing over.
Urghs… the old netscape gave me nightmares
I agree with you on the sad state of the industry though. A webbrowser is something that I would think of as “We got that down pat” kinda thing.
Obviously, it is not.
As to the picture, I found it good too, but I did not draw it or anything.
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