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A honest recap of the IE8 meta-tag controversy

This will affect all Web developers, which is precisely why the debate is very heated. Anyway, here's a honest recap of the issue. I tend to agree with the author's conclusion although that is obvisouly not the position of Microsoft...

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/ie8-super-standards-mode.ars
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/ie8-super-standards-mode.ars/2

Note: at the smallest signs of a flame war, I will close the comments on this post. Ars has a good forum and comment system where your voice is much more likely to be heard and endlessly contradicted. ;)

Comments

Dave said:

As one who's company blocks users from upgrading from IE6 to IE7 because we don't want to pay to upgrade existing internal apps - this is great news.

Wish they would have thought of it sooner.

# January 25, 2008 5:11 PM

Joe Chung said:

Ah, the Web browser version of DLL Hell.  Sometimes I wonder if we will ever learn.

# February 3, 2008 6:57 PM