And the compelling business case for Microsoft to fix "problems" they don't even admit they have in products they have effectively discontinued would be... ?
products they have effectively discontinued
IE only available to MSN subscribers at some point in the future? What a beautiful world that would be.
Asking people to pay for something that used to be free is a sure way of killing it.
I'll keep an old IE around if I need it, otherwise good riddance.
For those of us who serve the internet community at large, IE for Windows is really the only browser that matters.
They always have, take a look at the W3C membership. The W3C is not exactly a 'grass roots' movement.
Also, I wonder if it wouldn't if it wouldn't have been better to disclose your relationship with the WaSP early on.
Your not exactly unbiased and this is dangerously close to a self link.
Attempts to portray Microsoft as "discontinuing development" on IE are pretty disingenuous at best.
I'd imagine that we'll see safari tied into the Mac OS in the same way in the future as well, given that it makes sense to have an HTML rendering tool as part of the core of the system for a lot of reasons.
At the end of the day, though, how much does any of this really matter? Incomplete support for PNG? (Oh no!) Given that gif is now patent-free in the US, I could care less.
Here's what I'm sayin' -- if W3C is not a true "standards" body like ISO, then we should look to the most commonly deployed platform as the standard.
As long as you consider it a "consensus" when the maker of the most used browser on the planet simply does not agree...
Calling them "Standards" is just silly.
A "standard" can only be called a standard if it's actually implemented and in case it's escaped everybody's notice, some of the missing support stems back to IE versions four or five years old...
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