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New Music, and IE News

Monday February 22nd, 1999

More music to code by this week - just click the link at right. Also, news that Microsoft has started its "Countdown to Internet Explorer 5". No news on their site regarding IE5 standards compliance; curiously, that's the one enhancement that they really don't address. Will they have a complete CSS1 implementation? My guess: Microsoft is going to play up UI enhancements, downplay standards compliance (because they won't be 100% compliant even with CSS1). When confronted regarding compliance, they will, with spin a dervish would envy, manage to place the blame squarely on Netscape for *IE* not being CSS1 compliant. If you recall, they did just that only four months ago.


#11 IE 5's CSS2 implementation isn't bad.

by Jeff Paulsen <jeff.paulsen@poorman-douglas.com>

Tuesday February 23rd, 1999 7:10 PM

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Really, it's actually pretty close in most of what I've thrown at it. The nightly mozilla builds have been pretty poor in terms of supporting some fairly common CSS2 selectors & attributes. look at <http://www.teamaware.com/jeff/> in IE5 and any of the nightlys to see what I mean. The biggest fault IE5 has is that it appears to invent some bogus padding values if you specify width on block elements, or something like that -- Mozilla actively ignores {position: absolute}.