On Jan 8, 11:53*pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
> No, not even when IE8 Final is released.
> When will that happen? *Those who say cannot know and those who know cannot
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Adminhttp://aumha.net
> Altuğ Atik wrote:
> > Was wondering if I could format and install WinXP SP3 with IE 8...
There are so many things wrong with IE8 b2 that I am a surprised it
was released. For years now we've been told to do page layout using
DIV rather than TABLE. While this has worked for years in other
browsers including Firefox, if you try this with IE8b2 you will
discover that some page items won't render at all (until you force a
refresh) or will render incorrectly. To get around this problem, MS
has added a "Compatibility View" button which forces IE8 to pretend
that the DOCTYPE statement is missing.
Many people don't see a problem with this since 90% of all non-
programmers use IE but consider the problems presented to programmers
maintaining retail web sites like eBay.com and Amazon.com. From this
perspective, poor CSS compliance in IE is holding back the whole
world. On top of this, IE6 and and IE7 will be used by consumers for
many years after IE8 is released since many users never upgrade their