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article [microsoft-watch.com]
article on /. [slashdot.org]

I assume most of you read slashdot, but if you don't here's a quote of their article:

IE7 Details Emerge
Posted by timothy on Tuesday March 15, @06:38PM

Varg Vikernes writes "Microsoft Watch has a story about new features we can expect in IE7 (code named 'Rincon') which they gathered through Microsoft's key partners. Apparently we can expect 32 bit PNG support, native IDN support, new functionality that will simplify printing from inside IE and, of course, tabbed browsing. The new browser also will likely include a built-in news aggregator. Apparently an important factor is security."

And from the article:
Partner sources say Microsoft is wavering on the extent to which it plans to support CSS2 with IE 7.0. Developers have been clamoring for Microsoft to update its CSS support to support the latest W3C standards for years. But Microsoft is leaning toward adding some additional CSS2 support to IE 7.0, but not embracing the standard in its entirety, partners say.

What do you guys think? I won't trade my firefox for anything in the world, but it would be great to see css standards supported on IE7.

(cross-posted to webdev and webdesign)
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Date:March 16th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
yeah, i life firefox way too much.
Date:March 16th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
Honestly, not a single browser out there fully supports the CSS 2.1 standard, so I'm not surprised. Firefox is by far the best in this regard now, but I can't say I'd be sad if MS updated their browser and provided even the same level of support. God how nice it would be to not have to use CSS hacks get pages to display properly between the two.
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Date:March 16th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
i'm just afraid of what CSS hacks for IE6 and earlier will break in IE7...
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Date:March 16th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
Not to mention how much more people will have to have 'backwards compatability' between multiple IE versions if they implement CSS using their own 'standard'.

Unless Windows mandates it, not everyone is likely to upgrade from IE6.
Date:March 16th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
wouldn't it be nice if they would allow updating to IE7 only from within windows update?

seeing that it's their plan to deny updates for those users who have pirated copies of windows, less people would update to IE7, but more would look for other free and powerful alternatives ;)
Date:March 16th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
Actually, from what I hear, IE7 is so embedded in the OS that its going to require a service pack to perform the update. So most likely it will pull an SP1 and require that the OS be non-pirated.
Date:March 16th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Well, the majority of them should be harmless, as they are basically using unsupported syntaxes to tell Firefox to do something, while using normal syntax to tell IE6 what to do. aka:

#container :: IE supported


html>body #container :: Not IE supported

if IE starts supporting those tags and actually begins drawing windows properly, there should be no issues.
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Date:March 16th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
true, good point. let's hope! :)
Date:March 16th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
that sounds right. everyone needs to migrate to firefox or some other fully (or as full as they come) compatible css browser; politically forcing microsoft to issue the installer with every new windows machine.

haha, yeah right, =(, like that'll ever happen. microsoft stays in microsoft.
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Date:March 16th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Honestly, not a single browser out there fully supports the CSS 2.1 standard

Actually, you're wrong. Opera 7.5+ fully supports it.
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Date:March 16th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
I thought Microsoft *was* involved in inventing this standard...
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