Good news! Microsoft have decided to make the standards compliant mode in Internet Explorer 8 the default setting! This means we won’t have to do IE specific tags to let the browser know that we want it to display in standards mode.
The what now? Default rendering modes? What? Ina Fried explains:
With IE8, Microsoft plans to have three rendering modes: the new standards-compliant mode, the IE7 rendering engine, as well as an option for displaying older Web sites. Because of the default shift, Web sites that want IE8 to use its IE7 engine will have to add a tag to their site’s code.
Word has it we’ll get an IE8 beta in a few months time. Maybe IE8 will be what finally kills IE6? Hardly.
Originally posted on March 5, 2008 @ 3:46 am