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IE6 and Standards / Compatibility Issues

Microsoft's "DHTML Dude" talks about standards in his column

     
8:38 am on Apr 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Just finished reading the new column from Microsoft's new "DHTML Dude" (David Massey) about IE6 and standards support. Here's a quote:
"100 percent of CSS 1 and 100 percent of DOM level 1 with this release ... This does not, of course, guarantee interoperability of browsers for many reasons"
And here's the link [msdn.microsoft.com]

Don't know what to make of this. The previous DHTML Dude (Michael Wallent) wrote columns that I found much more informative and useful. You can access those archived columns through the link. The new Dude seems to focus more on stating corporate position so far.

Bottom line, I think he's saying that Microsoft will continue to do whatever it feels is best, sometimes supporting standards and sometimes trying to drive the standards process in the direction it likes.

"because a standard exists, that does not mean Microsoft will automatically implement it."

Well, sometimes that works for me and sometimes it doesn't.

8:39 pm on Apr 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Slowly MS are supporting standards, and I think this is good. But though I agree in some ways with their apparant stance on innovation, I'm sure IE6 will support the Marquee and other abominations they've created. But its a step in the right direction.