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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Why you shouldn't use Microsoft Internet Explorer

A list of 200 or so bugs afflicting Internet Explorer 5.5 on various platforms. Users of the Internet don't notice these bugs because website designers have figured out various cunning ways to get around them.

Download the more standards-compliant Firefox 1.07 here.

Changes: removed reference to IE6.0. Here is a list of the bugs Microsoft says it has fixed for Internet Explorer 7.0.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 10/11/2005 08:57:00 AM

5 Comments:

Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

IE7 looks like a step in the right direction, at least.

10/11/2005 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

IE7 still refuses to implement standards like CSS2.x and CSS3 properly. They even struggle with XHTML 1.1 Strict. IE7 is just an upgraded interface with a slightly different security structure to try and bring it more in line with what the rest of the market is doing. The biggest new feature of IE7? Tabbed browsing. Something that Konqueror, all Mozilla browsers, Opera, Galeon, Epiphany, Safari, Netscape Browser and pretty much every other browser (including many based on MSHTML.DLL) has had for a long time but Microsoft always claimed wasn't needed.

I got sick of trying to recode everything to IE. The same still applies to IE7. For the past few years of my blog I have refused to fudge my code to work with IE. I'll do it for clients because they expect it, but never my personal sites.

A good example of why IE7 is bad is available at http://www.de-generationx.net/node/351

10/11/2005 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Unfortunately I can't go to that link Steve... as I can't select the damned text.

10/11/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

oh wait - works on the popup.

10/11/2005 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger JamesP said...

Al - Download the Linkification extension. It automatically converts any text addresses into clickable links.

10/11/2005 11:50:00 AM  

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