"A couple of years?" What? 10 or 15? IE has a looooooong tradition of ignoring standards because MS has always assumed it could write it's own standards and depend on it's market dominance to make developers design IE-specific code to accommodate IE's flaws. But these days seasoned web developers will test against IE dead last, because IE's interpretation of web standards is pretty much guaranteed to be the single "Lord of the Flies" exception.Huckleby wrote:I haven't done any web work for a couple years, but my experience with IE is they are the BEST at supporting web standards. The problem is they aggressively add and promote their own "standards" too. Are you saying that Opera, Safari, Firefox etc. are now following a set of comprehensive standards that require no browser-specific tweaks?
These days even the most esoteric browsers put IE to shame. All other major browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox, etc.) whip the snot out of IE. Which is part of why it's no surprise that so many governmental bodies – from municipal to national – have expressly forbidden the use of IE for official purposes. Using it is a security risk and decreases the chances you'll be able to read standards-compliant web pages.
(Not that this is news, but it seems the news pipeline hereabouts is a little sluggish ...)