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Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 out in August.

by Darish on July 25, 2008

Microsoft expects to release beta2 of Internet Explorer 8.0 (IE8.0) in August. As a current tester of IE8.0 beta 1, I am looking forward to beta 2 to resolve some of the bugs & compatibility issues I have run into.

Microsoft’s strategy with IE8.0 is interoperability follow internet standards to display content by default on IE. For us website developers, this should have been the defacto way IE should have operated from the beginning, write once, run anywhere. Unfortunately this is not the case, and in order to properly render websites built for IE7.0 some modifications need to be made.

Microsoft has released some resources to help prepare us for the release of IE8.0, web site developers & owners need to start preparing and ensuring websites continue to operate normally under IE 8.0.



Darish R.
Operations Manager
SoftCom Technology Consulting Inc.

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PotsNPans December 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I love IE 8. I can’t imagine life without it! I’ll probably feel the same way about IE9, too.

Rusher December 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Modifying websites to run on IE8 wasn’t too big a deal, thankfully. Hopefully this will be true of the next IE as well.

WrigleyF January 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Very helpful resources. It’s nice Microsoft keeps the customer in mind, whatever his or her level of tech-savvy might be.

Randy5 January 20, 2011 at 9:32 AM

IE9 definitely has big expectations to fill after IE8. I just hope it comes without any major bugs.

Stoddard June 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM

All the developers I know–not many, admittedly–were thrilled when IE adopted the write once, run anywhere capability. It really was a game-changer for IE.

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