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More on IE7

Well, I feel thoroughly put in my place. ๐Ÿ™‚

I do tend to jump the gun, somewhat! I suppose I’m guilty of making assumptions based on Microsoft’s past record, which may not be fair, but I did conveniently forget that the IE7 beta is just that: a beta.

Molly Holzschlag รขโ‚ฌโ€ who has a very tricky role as a “liaison officer” (so to speak) between the WaSP and Microsoft รขโ‚ฌโ€ wrote a great piece about how it’s only a beta – and then posted a list of fixes that will appear in the next beta. It truly is much more encouraging.

So, I revise my opinion. Without going into security issues about which I know very little, as far as features and functionality are concerned IE7 just may rival the other browsers out there by the time it’s released as a stable version. One can only hope! CSS support? Again, one can only hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

One Response to “More on IE7”

  1. howard Says:

    Well, things do get fixed and things do get improved. But, as the leading web browser based on usage, IE will still be riddled with security flaws and weak points. Firefox isn’t too bad, but really when all is said and done, how important is it? For 99 % of web use they all act more or less the same as far as delivery is concerned. If someone comes up with a bug-less really useful browser, I will sit up and take notice. Firefox is good but I find it buggy. It does have some very handy features, though I believe IE will incorporate similar design benefits.

    Now if I could get a web browser that makes the coffee for me, then and only then will I be impressed!

    Howie Kappowie