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Sep 15, 2010, 08:08 PM
I read that that the beta of Internet Explorer 9 is now out, including "broader support for Web standards including HTML5 and CSS 3."
Has anyone read enough technical details yet to know whether the changes are going to make life easier, or where they might trip us up?
Sep 15, 2010, 08:12 PM
Public beta for now. Scored 96/100 on Acid3, so hopefully a little more standards compliant.
Sep 15, 2010, 08:19 PM
From my limited testing it means if you build a site and test it with Safari its most likely going to look practically the same on Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and IE9.
Only annoying part still is the browser prefixes for CSS3 that just add unnecessary work.
Sep 15, 2010, 09:16 PM
One thing that will keep IE9 from being adopted by IE users is that it requires Windows Vista SP2 or newer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_9) apparently. That leaves a whole lot of XP users out in the cold. That's a lot of companies like my own unable to use a decent version of IE. XP makes up about 70% of the OS market (http://www.netmarketshare.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=11), so IE9 won't be very available to many people for a while.