Author Topic: Byebye old IE code, hello W3C!  (Read 2263 times)

Waldschwein

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Byebye old IE code, hello W3C!
« on: March 05, 2008, 06:38:24 PM »
Hello!

I just want to "inform" you: It is now nearly 100% sure that the next Internet Explorer 8 (and yes, most people still use it) is fully W3C compatible. At least CSS2.1 and XHTML.
Here is a (yet not completly finished) site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie8/readiness/DevelopersNew.htm
I don't want to say "hey, use it", but only inform you, that you should think of validating your sites in future or - when you develop them - always have a look on the "standards" (well, they aren't yet real ISO standards, but in fact they are now).
How to validate your site?
http://validator.w3.org/check/referer (X)HTML
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer (CSS)
What to do with the results?
- Fell happy if there is no error.  :-P
- If there are many errors: Mostly there are only quite few ones in the code itself. Just read the result carefully, always compare it to your code, and - if you don't know what to do - read at http://www.selfhtml.org/ or similar pages how to do it.

Regards Michael
« Last Edit: March 06, 2008, 11:43:13 AM by Waldschwein »

Offline DGEC

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Re: Byebye old IE code, hello W3C!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 12:53:15 AM »
IF it is really as good as they're claiming... a lot of people will have to change their "IF IE" code again :roll:

BUT all the better for us to have it actually working to standards, finally. Only took... how many years?

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Re: Byebye old IE code, hello W3C!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 06:45:17 PM »
It will take many more years.

I still have had customers looking at their brand new website for the first time with IE 5.5 on Win-Me!!

I think it will take a lot of time before we can skip all the IE specials.  :-(

Ruud

 

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