A good explanation of the litany of woes that comes from Internet Explorer 8 being the highest that users of Windows XP can upgrade to. It’s a particularly woeful situation if you are a web developer attempting to provide parity. But there is hope on the horizon:
2013 will see the culmination of all these issues; support for IE 8 will drop of rapidly, users of XP will find an increasingly broken web, the cost of building software in XP organisations will increase.
The 26 step process required to add +1 to a feature request in IE. Franz Kafka is alive and well and living in Redmond.
Bend over 'cause Microsoft is about to stick it to us standards-savvy developers. Again.
Håkon is not happy with the default settings in IE8. Deep in the preferences, "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" is checked.
Mark Pilgrim fisks Joel Spolsky. He's not greedy either: there's still plenty of straw men left in Spolsky's screed for the rest of us to skewer.
Praise Jeebus! The IE team are doing the right thing regarding the default behaviour of version targeting in IE8. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A nice analysis and skewering of Microsoft's proposed default behaviour for version targeting.
A superbly clear analysis of the proposed default version targeting behaviour in IE8+.
The madness of the default behaviour in IE8 explained in a beautiful koan.
The timeline behind Microsoft's latest announcement.... as told by stuffed lemurs.
Rachel adds her thoughts on Microsoft's broken implementation of version switching—and very good thoughts they are too.
Great news from Redmond: IE8 passes the Acid2 test.