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Some concrete details about some of the rendering changes in Internet Explorer 7 were announced a few days ago.

Mostly this seems like positive stuff: full PNG support will be nice, I've used alpha transparency in several recent website designs myself and I've had to resort to using Javascript hacks to make it work in IE (no use if Javascript is disabled, and with a few odd side-effects).

The CSS consistency problems being addressed is also very welcome. I've had the pleasure of trying to deal with the Peekaboo bug on several occasions. Calling these bugs inconsistencies is somewhat laughable though.

The real tests will be:

  1. How much of CSS2.1 will it support? (eg. will we get such useful things as min- and max-width, position: fixed, CSS2 selectors, etc.
  2. Will we get any CSS3 features? (opacity springs to mind)
  3. Will there be proper XHTML support? (understand application/xhtml+xml and treat it as XML)

I won't bet on it.

Posted: 2005-04-25 01:22:48 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (0)

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