CoffeeFiend Posted October 23, 2006 Share Posted October 23, 2006 I think too many folks are quick to bash IE (any version) just because it has M$'s name on it.Yeah. It wouldn't have to do that it's an insecure POS. Nor that CSS2 support (things like display:table, CSS opacity, etc) - an 8 1/2 year old standard is seriously lagging behind every other major browser. I wasn't expecting them to implement anything like 100% of the CSS2 specs or to even pass the ACID2 test (which nearly every other browser does nowadays), but they hardly improved CSS at all.Nor that they willingly didn't improve (chose not to) DOM 2 events support, even though it's the single and only browser I know of that doesn't support that, requiring IE-only code (nasty). Same goes for DOM 2 traversal-range and DOM 2 style support. This is not new stuff either (another W3C recommendation that's a several years old)Nor about their decision of not supporting win2k anymore, a bit early IMO (couldn't care less about win9x though), artificially forcing us (ppl who make web stuff) to support the IE6 atrocity for a while longer.Couldn't be because it just plain sucks either. Tons of things like on a failed postback, when you go back, often your post contents is gone (doesn't happen with other browsers). Or the borked zoom feature (the underline under the hyperlinks is off-centered, the space around 'em vanishes, etc - example and screenshots on request). Nor that they've put the menu bar (the file|edit|view... thing) under the address bar by default either (what a stupid move), being the very first windows app I've seen where it's not immediately under the title bar.It couldn't be because basically every other browser out there is more secure, has more features, is more standards compliant, supports more OS'es (not just windows either), have tons of useful extensions/addons which are not available on IE, that it has rendering issues on pages that work fine on other browsers (again e.g. slashdot.org), or that every person creating web content using standards has been struggling to get IE to display it right (what a PITA), or that it took MS 5 years to release such a POS update to their sucky browser, that they went out of their way to put WGA checks that make installation a pain for those who don't want that spyware on their systems (and removed the integration switch and all), that it took them so bloody long to have half-decent PNG support (a 11 year old format), that the sucky browser's been holding back the web, that installing IE7 breaks some applications, etc.In short, yeah, ppl just couldn't be "bashing" IE because it's the village id*** of browsers...They hardly improved anything, besides adding tabs and a backwards UI. Or perhaps we should rejoice that it just got support for the html4 abbr tag, finally, something every browser out there has been supporting for ages. After all, it's only dating back to '98, so it only took them 7 short years to implement that very basic feature. At that rate, we might have proper xhtml support (proper mime type) in 15 years (nevermind that by then every other browser will support things like XForms, SVG, etc)Yeah. We're "bashing" IE just because it's teh M$ - not because it DOES suck. (Nevermind I use and love basically all their other products, Windows, IIS, MS SQL, VS, Office, etc) IE is possibly the VERY WORST app MS has EVER made (FAR worse than WinME, but perhaps a tie with Bob) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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