Web Devout tidings

Standards support progress

I just wanted to give a little update about where I am on the standards support testing for IE 8. I just got the final version installed this morning, and I’m committed to getting the CSS results out by the end of the weekend.

I’m currently about a third of the way through the CSS section, and so far IE 8 is looking very good. It isn’t all “Y”s, but it’s been pretty close so far. I’m not making any final judgments until I’m done testing, but I suspect that IE 8 is now what I’d consider a “modern” browser in CSS support.

I also made a slight change to the Webpage test page to help with testing: When visiting it in IE 8, there is now a checkbox that says “IE 7 mode”. When you check it and hit the “Display” button, the output will be the IE 7 rendering. This is accomplished via the X-UA-Compatible HTTP header.

Stay tuned.

4 Responses to “Standards support progress”

  1. mabdul Says:

    I’m happy to read that you’re already testing and didn’t give up the page (long time for you’re last update! safari/konq are also not beeing updated! –> opera 9.5 is totally missing, etc.) You’re making a good job!

    Posted using Opera 9.64 on Windows.

  2. David Hammond Says:

    The problem is that the place where I work has been growing, but we haven’t yet hired any new developers, so I’ve been having less and less free time. Most of my free time lately has been spent developing a PHP programming framework and CMS which will be a nice time saver down the road. We’re supposed to hire one or two new developers soon, so I’m hoping I’ll eventually have a bit more free time to work on Web Devout.

    In my experience, the practical standards support differences among Firefox, Opera, and Safari have been pretty insignificant compared to Internet Explorer, so testing IE 8 is a much higher priority for me.

    Posted using Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 on Linux.

  3. Daniel Says:

    Great to hear that. I’m eager to see the results :)

    By the way, IE8 broke one of my sites in development due a bug in the shrink-to-fit calculation in combination with max-width. Take a look at the bug report, if you’re interested: https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=425785

    Posted using Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 on Windows.

  4. BenoitRen Says:

    It sounds like someone needs to shout “developers developers developers developers!” at his workplace. ;)

    Now, IE8… Still no DOM2 events.

    Posted using (Unrecognized)