Richard York

Web Developer, Author, and Artist

Satan Needs a New Winter Coat

Satan Needs a New Winter Coat

March 4, 2008 by Richard

Temperatures plummeted to new record lows in hell today on the recent news of an about-face to IE8's standards mode default.  If you haven't been living under a rock, I'm talking about the recent news that IE8 will, in fact, by default, act like IE8.

If you still need IE7 compatibility in IE8, fret not, there is an out for you in the form of Microsoft's tag/HTTP header proposal.

Seriously though, this is no less than awesome.  The amount of goodwill and thanks shown by the development community on the IE team blog is unprecedented.

I woke up this morning with a strange, unyielding desire to hug Microsoft.  It looks like the web is finally going to move forward in a big way.

This makes me feel like the end of Return of the Jedi, when on Endor, Hans and his Ewok friends finally managed to bring down the Empire's shield generator so the Death Star and the Galactic Empire could be obliterated once and for all, and then it was, and a victorious inter-galactic celebration ensued!  Showing my true nerd colours.

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