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http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/15/technology/microsoft_browser.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

Didn't see that coming!

Question is, will it make our lives heavenly, or hell Wink

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Internet Explorer 7 announced :O

That article says absolutely b*llock all about the important issues, that we care about , the last interview with some MS type was talking about how MS were increasingly disenchanted with the W3C and the CSS specs about their increasing frustration with the lack of proper 'Test suites' for property specification implementation, being produced by the W3C (something I'd read about elsewhere) and it sounded very much like MS were planning on essentially going it alone once more, and positioning themselves ready for a battle again :roll: and if memory serves, did say that pretty much MS were no longer interested in developing their browsers with CSS standards in mind , if that is the case -and it may well not be - would pretty much mean that the frustrations we live with we'll just have to except as the way things are - for evermore and a day Smile

The other rather salient point not mentioned in that article is that MS are not planning to release any new versions of IE as stand alone items for download and would only be available along with the new OS, how true that proves to be only time will tell but if it is that means we still have to support IE6 for some time to come and unless we go and fork out for a new OS that we don't want or need we won't be able to easily write or test for it.

Ho Hum.....starting to feel that red mist descend that I get every time I hear anything about that corporation and their ***** software as well as the fact that I am looking at an XP system that is slowly starting to go flakey on me and for no other reason than the fact that I use it !!! it's beyond me an OS that is not stressed in any way at all and that has been carefully looked after with no programmes other than absolutely necessary and kosher and yet it still manages to keel over.
Experiment proved, results conclusive, linux here I come.

Sorry rant over Laughing out loud

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Internet Explorer 7 announced :O

post your comments here and they will hear you:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/02/15/373104.aspx

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Internet Explorer 7 announced :O

Oh great that will link them straight back to me and my libellous comments, ta very much Smile
Better do some hurried editing.

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Internet Explorer 7 announced :O

Looks like they are just keeping the corporate players happy at the moment.
Lets hope when IE7 is released that many of the problems are fixed.
Whatever happens we will still have to work with the inadequacies of earlier versions for a long while.

More then likely IE7 is just going to make our job a little harder with new rendering issues.