Wait and See on IE 8
But just when will that be? Looks like there will be an initial beta sometime in the first half of 2008 (which probably means May or June).
Okay, so I guess I won't get to play around with it anytime soon. But did you see that IE 8 passed the Web Standards Project's Acid2, a key test for determining the standards compliance of a Web browser? That's something that Firefox hasn't been able to do yet, so take that Mozilla!
Well, an internal build of IE 8 passed the Acid2 test. I'm not sure if we can even call it an alpha. But this must mean that IE 8 will be standards compliant, right?
Hmm...I'm not too sure about that. Now that I think about it, I think I'll wait until I see a final shipping version of Internet Explorer 8 before I get too excited about its proposed features and standards compliance.
Because when it comes to Microsoft and the promises of early alphas and prototypes, cautious skepticism isn't a bad thing.
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