Thursday, March 06, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 introduces Web Activities

Microsoft has released a beta version of its popular web browser Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 8 touts its offering of more CSS compatibility, better developer debugging integration, Web Activities, WebSlice. It will be interesting to see how these new IE extensions, such as Activities and Slices will be accepted by a community that is seeing increasing browser share for Mozilla Firefox.

A decade on from previous browser compatibility wars between Netscape and Internet Explorer, web developers might be a little more weary of developing web pages that are for exclusive, or optimised use in Internet Explorer. At least I hope so. Standards are standards for a reason and I personally don't want to develop for the four main browsers (IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox) instead of three. Hopefully the much talked about standard compliance mode won't be watered down too much in subsequent releases.

Article: IE 8 Beta 1 Released
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