Net Twits

2004-08-20

Is IE Really Better?

This weeks Net Twit Award goes to Jim Ley for his comment about IE. I had a good laugh; Hixie framed his copy, and I took a photo of mine:

IE6 is the best XHTML browser IMO, it renders it far better than the others, it's incremental, it's fast, the only problem is you have to jump through hoops to make it even do it

Jim Ley, 2004-08-19

But this comment at the end of his recent email, is just being arrogant.

Comments:

Anonymous said:

The bit in parentheses that you didn't include is even stranger, to me: "IE can do XHTML great, it's just really, really, really hard to get it to co-operate---but I'm not even sure if it's possible right now!"

How does that make any sense at all? Does Jim Ley have access to versions of IE others don't? Colour me confused.

--J. King

Comment Posted: 6:43 AM

Lachlan Hunt said:

I was just as confused as you were! Apparently there are some registry hacks that can be done to make it accept XHTML, or something like that, but what really got me is that IE doesn't support anything but tag soup — not even HTML 4!

After discussing it with him in private emails, he was only referring to the speed of rendering a document, not the quality. But, anythings quicker if you're only doing half the job! I reckon IE would slow down too if it were parsing and rendering the document correctly.

Comment Posted: 9:49 AM

Anonymous said:

Yeah. Moreso than others, likely, as IE uses a validating parser.

-- J

Comment Posted: 2:14 PM

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