The Microsoft marketing force is out for Internet Explorer 8, with its Get the Facts campaign. They’re all BS, but I can’t believe the massive balls it took to write this:
Myth #4: Internet Explorer doesn’t play well with Web standards.
The Real Deal: Internet Explorer 8 passes more of the World Wide Web Consortium’s test cases than any other browser.
Microsoft made a big commitment to standards with Internet Explorer 8. In addition to passing more of the official CSS 2.1 test suites than any other browser, Microsoft got really hands-on in the overall testing process by developing and contributing thousands of new tests for the consortium.
But what does that really mean? It means that developers will be able to spend more time designing cool new features for their site, and less time tweaking code for specific browsers. Microsoft put significant effort into make sure sites still work, even if they’re designed for older versions of Internet Explorer, by giving users a Compatibility View button.
At the end of the day, Internet Explorer 8 truly is more reliable than ever.
Tell me you did NOT just go there. The sheer nerd rage. The years and years of developer agony of working around Microsoft’s utter garbage and complete disregard and outright contempt for web standards has not only wasted thousands of man-hours, but set the web back years.
Internet Explorer 8 Acid3 test results:
Safari 4 Acid3 Results:
Firefox 3.0 Results:
Opera 9.6 Results:
The world would be better off without your crap.