IE's New Rendering Engine

Friday September 10th, 1999

IE will be utilizing a new rendering engine in v5 for Mac, according to this article at TechWeb. And here's a Flash demo to show you what it's all about. A bit weak on specifics, though. If their browser was Open Source, maybe they wouldn't have to resort to using a cartoon called ZipIE as their technical contact.

Thanks to Adam Lock for the news.

#42 There's just one answer

by Luddite

Saturday September 11th, 1999 9:50 PM

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Yes. I agree in principle. But in reality I could use some of that information, and now. Waiting for people to update their pages to be standards compliant is relying on something I cannot influence.

You seem to forget that the announcement states the browser will be W3 standards and MS compliant. That is welcome to me. I understand where you are coming from and I agree with you, but why should I wait for others to make their information in a format I can read when IE5 will supposedly give me both?

Remember, just because I want to (and will when possible) author in W3 compliant standards doesn't mean everybody else will or has. If you have used IE on the Mac you probably know just how much they've been left out of DHTML and similar sites. It's not just MS standards that fall short, but CSS as well. Not to mention that ActiveX nonsense (which I don't want) that pervades MS DHTML pages.

One reason MS is good at getting them to use their standards is all th etols they provide. I hope the market offers tools that developers can use just as easily in the future.

Respectfully, Luddite