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Managing Expectations

Robert O’Callahan: It seems clear that for now we have no market need for drastic multi-engine compatibility, and therefore there’s no need to even consider the pain it would cause.

Apparently, the clear difference between Mozilla and IE is in the expectations that they set.  Jeremy Keith analyzes what it could mean for IE users and IE itself.  Hopefully the public beta for IE8 allows time for refreshes based on feedback, and is not merely an exercise in populating the README.

A related thought: Chris Wilson once said: I made the decision to not try to support the MIME type in IE7 simply because I personally want XHTML to be successful in the long run.  Either IE8 will continue to not support XHTML (disappointing literally dozens of people), will implement a different default for X-UA-Compatible, or be in the rather odd position of effectively requiring either the HTTP header or meta tag in order to function at all.

“dozens” - priceless

Posted by Jeff Schiller at

The Super Standard Mode seems to be the default mode of HTML 5 pages:


I think if application/xhtml+xml is supported, the Super Standard Mode should be the default as well.

Posted by Franklin Tse at

The fury that Microsoft have unleashed

Such has been the flood of information since Aaron Gustafson broke the news of Microsoft’s radical new plans for Internet Explorer that I’ve mostly sat back and tried to absorb it all, waiting before contributing anything. For those who haven’t been...

Excerpt from a work on process at

IE 8 Something; Web Indigestion Ensued

C’mon, I can’t believe I am the first person to go with the “8"→"Ate” pun. It seems IE8 will......

Excerpt from Jeremy Smith's blog at

Saved By: Daniel Morrison | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: browsers , ie8 , wasp , meta , X-UA-Compatible...

Excerpt from Ma.gnolia: Daniel Morrison's Bookmarks Tagged With "X-UA-Compatible" at

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