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<< Feb 2, 2006 @ 13:37 >>

I'm not kidding... really... we need to start a movement...

The web community should start flooding the bug reporting for the IE 7 beta with reports about CSS and XHTML/HTML standards non-compliance. Anything IE 7 does that isn't in line with web standards should be reported as a bug, by as many people as possible. And we should keep reporting these, daily, until the IE team wakes up to web standards and decides to support them.

Reporting IE 7's security bugs and memory leak bugs... that's not the kind of beta testing we need to care about.

And when we've won, and IE 7 supports web standards, webmasters can make one version of their website that works in all modern browsers. Oh happy day. The IE team won't have to worry about supporting the weird IE quirks... people who haven't upgraded and are still using IE 6 will continue getting the same hacks that fix IE 6 and are ignored by Firefox et al, and IE 7 can ignore them just the same.

Seriously... it's best for everybody. Here, I'll help get you started:

IE 7 Development Blog
A call for feedback on their blog

BUT, I still think flooding the official bug reporting channels would be best. As far as I'm concerned, if they don't implement CSS in line with the stanards, that IS a bug.

What's really going to piss me off is when they "fix" the hacks but not the non-compliance... AND on top of it they support some CSS 3 stuff in a non-standard way so we can go through this all over again when IE 8 comes out.

Paul's on board... come on people! Joiiiiiiiin ussssss! [zombie voice]

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February 2, 2006 @ 15:38:19

chimp.pngpaularms (#1017)

joiiiiiin ussssss or we'll eeeeeat your braaaaaaiiiiiinssss.

February 7, 2006 @ 08:32:45

broccoli.pngnot blowdart (guest)

Why yes, sending the same emails every day won't make you look like a bunch of childish idiots who are doing it to annoy rather than to get things fixed. It's so the grown up thing to do.


February 7, 2006 @ 09:05:39

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

They make my life a living hell almost daily, so forgive me if I don't feel the least bit bad about annoying them.

February 7, 2006 @ 10:08:06

broccoli.pngnot TS (guest)

Living hell, eh? Poor guy. Why dont you just burst into flames and fall of the face of earth?

February 7, 2006 @ 10:09:26

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

You must live in the FRENCH speaking parts of Belgium...

I realise you guys just got broadband like last year, and you still can't afford it on account of your poor underpaying IT jobs, so you only have a few hours a day at the Internet Cafe to figure out this thing we call the "world wide web" ... so I forgive you for your ignorance.

March 28, 2006 @ 10:12:19

broccoli.pngnot ieseven (guest)

buy strong Coca tea at http://ie-seven.com

March 28, 2006 @ 10:44:07

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Second piece of comment spam ever?

April 4, 2006 @ 20:20:44

broccoli.pngnot sniggy (guest)

interesting idea, actually. why should they care though?

April 4, 2006 @ 20:27:10

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Wish I could answer that definitively.

The W3C standards are law as far as I'm concerned. Any rendering that doesn't follow the standards is a bug. Why the IE team should feel the same way, other than because standards are good for the industry... tough question.

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