Standards and CSS in IE7

While it's great to see that IE7 has tabs and addresses a whole host of CSS and layout deficiencies and bugs, it boggles the mind when you think how far behind IE actually is. For instance, IE7 will be the first IE to natively support tabs, years after almost every other browser on the planet did. This kind of complacency was allowed because they had such a large market share. I don't think it's a coincidence that we are finally seeing these features now, with Firefox taking the web by storm. Better late than never I guess, but this is why monopoly is bad. The good news here is that IE7 is being developed with an amount of transparency (and I'm not talking about the fact they transparent PNG's are finally supported) that is unheard of in IE land – and that is a very good thing. Kudos to the IE team for that much. As Asa says though, it's too bad for all the windows 98, windows 2000, and windows XP pre-SP2 users out there that they won't get this upgrade.
–jeremy
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3 Responses to Standards and CSS in IE7

  1. Anonymous says:

    i would like to point out that microsoft has had tabs in their help browser htat seems to come with the OS and tabs in “visual studio 7”. these COULD be used as browsers but the help browser does not integrate into the OS well and VS does take a lot of ram and takes a long time to load, i found it rather arogant of MS to release IE6 without tab support while they already had apps that did support them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think that CSS and XHTML will be the future.
    Microsoft better wake up to Standards Compliance before they get swamped.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I'm very excited about IE7 new CSS improvements as I just finished a design theme for csszengarden.com
    You can have a look at http://www.celebrityblog.net/zengarden/zengarden-sample.htm

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