Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:39 PM bart

It's there - please welcome Internet Explorer 7

Need to say more? Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx or via the redir website http://install7.com. (Or you can wait for Microsoft Update to install it for you within a few weeks from now.) For information on language support, see this.

Install 7 now :-)

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# re: It's there - please welcome Internet Explorer 7

Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:44 PM by Ramon Smits

Why would I want to download IE7 when there is FF? IE7 *still* doesn't comply with css standards and has an outdated rendering engine.

Now you will have to have add another seperate stylesheet to let IE7 display your website correct.

No I will wait installing it when windows update starts wanking about it :) and still happily use FF as my main browser.

# re: It's there - please welcome Internet Explorer 7

Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:45 PM by bart

Hi Ramon,

Posting about IE always yields the necessary amount of comments. However, for complains and suggestions, contact the IE team via http://blogs.msdn.com/ie or via Microsoft Connect.

A few remarks however:

- "IE7 *still* doesn't comply with css standards and has an outdated rendering engine." - For CSS standards support, see http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/29/445242.aspx. Things are getting better, but further improvement is always possible. In every browser. Lots of people see things like Acid2 as the ultimate browser test, which simply doesn't make sense as these are not compliance checking tools.

- "still happily use FF as my main browser" - I'll stick with IE7, but taste matters. However, don't take security as an argument for the FF choice (search for Secunia on my blog).

From your blog: "I only tested our design with Internet Explorer and Firefox and it looks great on those browsers." So you care about website rendering, do you? Then you *should* have IE7 RC on your machine already to test things, do you? Time to upgrade *now* then :p.

To conclude: things are only getting better but there's still room for improvement. Every browser (and every app) has its shortcomings and vulnerabilities, and that won't be different in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, please provide your constructive feedback to the IE team which is now in the middle of planning IE8 and IE9 (no official names yet).

-Bart