IE8 could be the end of the line for Internet Explorer


#1

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Good. Trident (IE’s rendering engine since around IE4) is incredibly outdated. An IE team developer even said that it fundamentally could not include XHTML as a content type, and each new version layers on hack over hack to get it 1% closer to web standards.

I actually had this thought a few months ago with the launch of Chrome. It definitely makes sense, even though I don’t agree with the latter statement…

Normally I wouldn’t have believed this statement, but with MS’s announcement that you can turn IE off (plus Windows Media Player, Media Center, and others) in Windows 7 I think this could actually be a possibility. Of course, the IE “brand” is still strong, so I think that the next version will be called “Internet Explorer Advanced” or somesuch with a new rendering engine. GUI will probably be similar to 7/8 though.


#2

How much you wanna bet MS has a new browser that’s not IE out in 2011?


#3

Well, not much… MS has a pension for defying logic…


#4

Yeah… well my grandpa has a pension, too.

And you don’t see him giving up.

/WTF


#5

Such great news.

A guy i know who codes sites actually made a site verbally abuse you if you tried to go to it on IE and provided numerous links to other engine download sites.


#6

Dunno if I’d go that far. :stuck_out_tongue: IE is definitely the worst of the modern browsers but “the customer is always right”, the customer in this case being site users. It’s your ineptitude as a coder that prevents things from displaying right.


#7

http://www.crashie.com won’t be useful anymore than!

Also, Opera = win.