IE 8 Is Going To Kick Every Browsers Butt
Damn just when I was going to do a blog post predicting that the reason why Microsoft is so quiet about IE 8 is because they want to surprise everyone and I was right. This is going to make Opera look really bad. The IE blog latest post says that IE 8 has passed the ACID2 Test. I predict that other than ACID2 the IE team has a bunch of other tricks up their sleeves. Opera forced them to play one of their Aces. In case you don’t know what ACID2 is.
Acid2 is a test page for web browsers published by The Web Standards Project (WaSP). It has been written to help browser vendors make sure their products correctly support features that web designers would like to use. These features are part of existing standards but havenâ€™t been interoperably supported by major browsers. Acid2 tries to change this by challenging browsers to render Acid2 correctly before shipping.
Acid2 is a complex web page. It uses features that are not in common use yet, because of lack of support, and it crams many tests into one page. The aim has been to make it simple for developers and users to check if a browser passes the test. If it does, the smiley face on the left will appear. If something is wrong, the face will be distorted and/or shown partly in red.
Here are a couple of things I predict about IE 8.
- Cooler, Skinnable and Better User Interface.
- Better Extensibility like Firefox.
- Will use lesser memory.
- More Security Features.
This comment on DIGG says it all.
Wow, a story about Microsoft and Internet Explorrer and most all of the comments in here are positive? I Never thought I’d see that!