Microsoft.com, Google Included on IE8's Incompatibility List

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runner7775

This is pretty silly.  IE 8 hasn't been released yet and Microsoft is obviously going to modify their site to become compliant.  As someone posted below, this is a good thing.

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Shalbatana

 They shouldn't be modifying their site to make it IE8 compatible, they should be modifying their browser to make it universal standards compatible.

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runner7775

Even then, the only real problems that have arisen because of this are slight rendering problems on the sites.  All browsers will have those kinds of quirks on sites.  Still I think the attention this is getting pretty silly, we can complain big time if IE 8 is released and the problems persist but its definitely too early.

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roninnder

Internet Explorer = Garbage.
Apparently Garbage 8.0 is still garbage; I'm not surprised.

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thegamepro

When I hit the send button the screen turned white and of course I hit the refresh button several times and after I gave up, I notice that the refresh button reposted the same thing.  No I wasn't using IE8 I was using firefox. *sigh* no browser is perfect *sigh*

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thegamepro

I'm not too suprised because whenever you want to install an official microsoft update that doesn't come through the windows auto-updater, you always get that message that tells you "the official microsoft update is not approved by microsoft corporation and may be harmful to your computer.  Please make sure you trust the source before proceding."

 I personally don't care because I use firefox but microsoft eventually gets a few things right for the hundreds of things they get wrong.

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thegamepro

I'm not too suprised because whenever you want to install an official microsoft update that doesn't come through the windows auto-updater, you always get that message that tells you "the official microsoft update is not approved by microsoft corporation and may be harmful to your computer.  Please make sure you trust the source before proceding."

 I personally don't care because I use firefox but microsoft eventually gets a few things right for the hundreds of things they get wrong.

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thegamepro

I'm not too suprised because whenever you want to install an official microsoft update that doesn't come through the windows auto-updater, you always get that message that tells you "the official microsoft update is not approved by microsoft corporation and may be harmful to your computer.  Please make sure you trust the source before proceding."

 I personally don't care because I use firefox but microsoft eventually gets a few things right for the hundreds of things they get wrong.

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Michael Bolton

Only a member for a day and lots to say?

 

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grayscare0

Absolutely pathetic, and yet another reason to stick with Firefox.

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DotNetPaul

While I'm sure that this might seem like a great way to catch headlines, let me explain why this is actually a good thing.  IE8 has the ability to enforce strict W3C standards compliance.  Any site not built to those standards doesn't render properly, which as this list points out includes Microsoft and Google.  This is an important point for all those Microsoft FUD slingers that talk about how Microsoft isn't standards compliant and the rest of the world somehow is.  Microsoft is clearly showing that they aren't and neither is 2400 other major web sites.  It takes some guts to be willing to point out your own faults.

Fortunately, the user can dial down the standards compliance enforcement and these sites will render just fine.

 DotNetPaul

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SysAnalyst

If you think the issue is IE8 enforcing standards compliance, why does RC1 fail the Acid 3 test so miserablely?Scoring only a 20/100. Especially when FF3.1b2 scores a 92/100. And Opera 10 scores a perfect 100.

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runner7775

These tests, while useful, are in no way idicative of real world websites.

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SysAnalyst

Agreed.  But they still show web standards compliance, which was my point.  I was a diehard Opera user for years.  Regardless, I'll stick with FF 3.1b for now.

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Looksback

I've been using the IE8 release candidate and your explanation is helpful.

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