April 7, 2000
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IE 5.5 beta is out, and there's an article on MSDN describing its new features. Most interesting are the user comments, where everyone's saying "standards! standards!" (click "read user comments" at the bottom of the page)
posted by endquote (9 comments total)
Hasn't that been out since last year?
posted by gleemax at 11:26 AM on April 7, 2000

Standards? Oh, nobody wants those.
posted by harmful at 12:48 PM on April 7, 2000

5.5 beta is the empire strikes version of IE. Take that Netscape-gecko(pow)! Now back to the standards which are different for each browser. I took a look at a couple sites in the new netscape. Woo-boy i am gonna have to hit the drawing board again.
posted by neo452 at 1:37 PM on April 7, 2000

Who wants standards when you can have colored scrollbars. That's right: "You can now specify the color of scroll bars using style sheets. " Thank you, Microsoft, my dreams have come true!
posted by daveadams at 1:59 PM on April 7, 2000

Yes, it's been out a while, and you can download it at c|net if you want to have two new browser betas on your poor little PC and party like it's 1996!
posted by honkzilla at 3:31 PM on April 7, 2000

Who wants colored scrollbars when they become a standard?
posted by tomalak at 3:36 PM on April 7, 2000

standards smandards...I want those colored scrollbars....
posted by neo452 at 4:28 PM on April 7, 2000


"I sometimes wonder if the knuckleheads at Netscape and Mozilla could code their way out of a wet paper bag. I just wish the folks at MS who obviously can write code would spend just a little time being compliant rather than figuring out how to make colored scrollbars"

Now, imagine that? The folks at Microsoft can code? Everyone knows that Microsoft can _buy_ wonderful code!
posted by Dean_Paxton at 7:14 PM on April 7, 2000

No, it just came out this week. The "technology preview" has been out for a while, though.

Speaking of technology previews, I just spent 11 hours at work making a skin for Media Player 7 (sweet job, eh?). You can do so much more with WMP7 skins than you can with any other player. Of course, it's still MS. Blarg.
posted by endquote at 9:24 PM on April 7, 2000

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