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IE8 Fails Acid Test

March 24th, 2009

And miserably so. Internet Explorer 8 got a lousy 20 out of 100 on the Acid 3 test to check whether a browser complies with Internet standards. Apple’s Safari, in contrast, scores a perfect 100 out of the box. Why am I not surprised that with years to work on it and no excuse for failing, Microsoft’s browser breaks most web standards? IE6 is infamous in the developing world for being a browser you have to account for but which breaks most modern web standards and forces you to dumb down your page.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft ignored the Acid test results and claimed that IE8 is “a leap forward in web standards.” Yeah, riiight. Microsoft is very much interested in maintaing web standards instead of breaking them to make other browsers less usable.

And Microsoft, what are you doing to make it easier for the users of IE6 to upgrade? And if you’re trying, then why are so many people still using it?

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  1. March 24th, 2009 at 22:10 | #1

    Before, I always used Internet Explorer, but now I’m using Firefox, and I like it much more than Internet Explorer.

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