__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Monday 22 May 2006 17:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> on Sat, 20 May 2006 18:33:17 +0100
>> ...but supports Firefox. "Pop on over to this Microsoft Support forum
>> thread and you'll find that it works perfectly in Firefox and Mozilla but
>> fails to work properly in Internet Explorer."
>> Reminds me of:
>> http:// connect. microsoft .com /Styles/GeneralStyles.css
>> [File already modified to hide the nasty evidence]
>> ,----[ From Digg ]
>> | The first line in the .css is commented "fix for the IE 1px-off margin
>> | error", followed by a value called ".StupidIEMarginHack "
> It's definitely missing a scroll bar in IE. This does look rather odd.
They should have just bought Opera, but that would have led them to loss
of their pride (as if they even had any).
Now, more seriously, it becomes clear that even Microsoft employees are
finding Internet Explorer rather obnoxious. Standards expert say that
Internet Explorer 7 is still grossly adverse to standards. Not only will
it be full of security-driven nags, but it will also have appalling
support for standards. This leads Web developers to loss of income (time
wasted writing hacks).
Apart from stealing the Opera UI, I have no clue what its developers have
been doing for the past 17 months or so. Oh, yeah... anti-Phishing menu
items and some CSS improvements. Maybe Internet Explorer 10 will finally
get there... progress is held back by the many security holes and
backward-compatibility in rendering (i.e. pages that worked okay in IE6
break in IE7, as well as vice versa). It tends to happen when you go
against the specification (standards), later to rectify things only
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