Trying IE8 (7th March 2008)
Refreshing Sage today showed quite a bit of activity in the blogosphere. I soon noticed IE8 has been released.
IE Blog Entries
From earliest to most recent:
- Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers Now Available
- Overview of the main changes developers should be interested in. Along with the smallest possible link to where you download it.
- IE Beta Feedback
- There will be a newsgroup open to all.
- Microsoft will chose who can transfer that feedback into the bug tracking system.
- Everyone can view the bug tracking system...if they register with a Microsoft service first.
- Why Isn’t IE Passing Acid2?
- Because the unofficial copies of the test are incompatible with their security precautions.
- IE and IP Licensing
- The new features are free to use and the new formats are free to implement.
- Activities and WebSlices in Internet Explorer 8
- Microformats and Feeds but different.
- IE and JScript
- More about scripting performance.
- IE and CSS 2.1 Testing
- Perfect tone making all the right noises. Plus the release of several hundred test cases.
- The Default Layout Mode
“Internet Explorer 8 will use its most standards compliant mode, IE8 Standards, as the default when encountering standards content.”
The 3 layout modes are named and given values:
- IE7 Standards
- IE8 Standards
Getting and Using IE8
I’m writing this up as a UI review of IE8 Beta 1.
Looks like this was the perfect month to take time off work!