Finally! – IE has standards support

Well, I heard today that Internet Explorer 8 has passed the Acid2 Test. In case you’re not aware, the Acid2 test is a website which is designed to test capabilities of the browser to determine whether it is fully compliant with certain web standards.

This is a highly significant milestone for any web developer — particularly website designers: in the past, and even still today, Internet Explorer standards support has been the bane of our lives. I’m sure many a web designer has cried out in frustration, “When? When?! WHEN will you finally support &*(^&*%* CSS properly!

I’ve identified at least one or two defects (here and here) in IE7 – not sure if they’ve been fixed yet. Either way it was a pretty poor show, so let’s hope that IE8 at least has proper standards support…


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