Wednesday, March 16th 2005

Is Microsoft going to be good?

Hakon Wium Lie has written a great article for CNet which challenges Microsoft to live up to their claimed commitment to interoperable software.

Hakon proposes that the Web Standards Project hosts a test suite, named Acid2 (Acid was the nickname of one part of the CSS1 test suite over at W3C – have a look and you’ll see why), which will serve as a means of testing the capabilities of modern web browsers in general, and IE7 in particular.

I think this is a great initiative, and I think it’s good that it has been made in a forum which gets a certain amount of publicity, and that it was made by someone who knows what he’s talking about. Now it’s just a matter of convincing the IE devs that this is what we want.

Seriously. Making websites could be fun, all over again, if only all web browsers (hrrrk-hmm IE cough cough) would follow standards – and all the standards. So, I’d better get a-nattering over at the IE blog…

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