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IE is a CSS nightmare
Authored by: lullabud on Oct 14, '04 01:13:04PM
Bad CSS is right... MS wants to be the standard, not follow the standard and this is incredibly evident in their implementation of CSS. However, in the case of IE having CSS problems, they're much much worse on the Mac version of IE. Not to mention MS decided that apple had an unfair advantage by releasing Safari so they quit developing IE for Mac. Poor Microsoft... They don't have enough access to the OS so they can't compete... boo hoo...

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IE is a CSS nightmare
Authored by: newbish on Oct 15, '04 11:43:59PM

Whoa! I can sure agree with you! I develop a lot of web apps for internal use in the company I work for, as well as create the web site. The IE implementation of CSS on Windows is so bad, it severely limits what can be done.

For this (and for security reasons) I finally made the announcement for all personnel to stop using IE and switch to Firefox. (Sadly, we are a Windows shop -- which makes it all the more interesting that I develop all the apps I've made on my PowerMac...) People within minutes of switching to Firefox began to really enjoy using it over IE. One of top comments I get is the fact they can at last block pop-up windows without having to resort to third-party solutions. On the heels of that, they're astounded with how much better pages look.

Fortunately, Microsoft has made this implementation very easy as they announced they were ceasing development on IE a couple months ago. So it was a pretty easy sell to management with that news in hand. Now, if I could just talk them into switching to Macs, my life would be so much easier!

Of course, one does find it interesting that after watching the migration of users from IE to Firefox break all records in the course of two weeks after their announcement -- MS announced they were beginning development on IE 7 and would be making it fully CSS compliant.



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