Microsoft have annoucned they will build IE 8 to be w3c standards compliant, the same as firefox. this is good news for web site developers as now more 2 different versions of their website... details below
Internet Explorer 8 public beta 1 was released March 5th 2008.
Microsoft has annonced that Internet Explorer 8 will interpret web pages according to strict W3C standards by default.
Previously, Microsoft announced that IE 8 would use the "IE7 standard" as default, and that interpreting web pages according to strict W3C standard would be a secondary option. This created strong reactions in the web developer community, as the "IE 7 standard" does not completely conform to W3C.
However, Microsoft have now reversed this decision, and it looks like Internet Explorer 8 will be truly standards-compliant.
IE 8 has full support for CSS 2.1. In addition, it fixes "many cross-browser inconsistencies such as get/set/removeAttribute, default attributes, Attribute object and the < Q > tag.
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