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A new blog entry over at Microsoft.

They're definitely doing the right thing with the top node selector. By killing it in IE7, we won't have page breakage with the new and improved version.

It seems all the [], >, and + selectors will be working too, if I'm not making too large an assumption.

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Some very good news about IE7

The problem with implementing some, but not all of the standards is that the hacks used to target browser like Firefox, will ALSO target IE7. If it follows some rules, it will be fed the standards rules, but still screw up on everything else.

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Yeah, but they seem to be making a real effort. When there are problems, IE's conditional comment will provide the browser selector.

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I think the important thing here is that they understood that the top node, star html selector needed to be killed off in IE7 if the combinator selectors were going to be implemented otherwise all h*ll would have broken loose.

MS actually thinking things through for once ? Am I really praising them Shock :?

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One thing that has come through all this IE7 development and subsequent blogging is that, guess what... there's humans in that company wanting to please people. Laughing out loud

I am only slightly looking forward to it's release mainly because 1) As you mentioned, it'll be a scary proposition checking all our clients' web sites in case they've broken; and 2) The majority may well be stuck on IE6 for a long time to come. Shock

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Its' all well and good that they'say' they are going to improve things but ... if this is one of the guys that is helping to improve things, im worried

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/02/460115.aspx

check out thehtml transitional (non) validation

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I wouldn't get too uptight about how their blog validates... it's a given that all MS produced HTML is dirt (.NET Evil ). Plus, I am guessing these guys aren't CSS freaks either, just application programmers.

And, lets not get too wound up, remember, the primary aim of IE7 development is nothing to do with it's standards (CSS, XHTML, XML, or otherwise) improvements. :roll:

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Some very good news about IE7

So what then is the primary aim?

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wolfcry911 wrote:
So what then is the primary aim?

To make it look like they're actually doing something and not given the game away to their competitors.

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...and of course, security. :twisted:

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