Information: Internet Explorer 8

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Electronic Punk, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Ok, so if anyone has downloaded the beta it will be more than a little obvious that there are a few aspects of the site that look completely ****ed.

    I'll look at creating a Virtual Machine so I can update things to work with as many of the common browsers and IE8 when I can until then I would recommend Ie7 compatibility mode as alot of sites are going to be affected by this.
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i wouldn't bother trying to sort it out till at least the rc stage, alot can change from now until then
     
  3. madmatt

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    Beta 1 isn't very good at true standards. The new site Ryan (muzikool) and I are working on for my company looks like complete crap under IE 8 when it works perfectly with IE 7, FF, and Opera. I wouldn't trust it at this point.
     
  4. Sazar

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    I am downloading it right now. :D

    Screw you guys and your logic.

    It's almost done installing actually, I'll be back after testing it's security features during an extensive online banking session.
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    Need linkage :)
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's quite buggy right now. Feels more like an alpha than a beta honestly. IE7's first beta was much better than this.

    But, as always, the actual browser still looks and feels (other than the lag) better than FF default.

    FF3 is a better browser but it needs to borrow a few of the bookmark features from IE7 and 8.
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    I'm not sure FF is a better browser than IE. IE's javascript engine doesn't crash when you make it do stuff for instance :)
     
  8. X-Istence

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    IE 8 was supposed to pass the Acid 2 tests, and it still fails. Tsk tsk.

    Oh, how is it doing on Acid 3 which is all the rage these days?
     
  9. X-Istence

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    Is vBulletin/the front page doing any browser sniffing with regards to what CSS gets sent down the pipeline? Also, as more and more updates come out for web apps, and IE 8 gets updated I expect sites to start behaving better.
     
  10. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Screenshot of the problems?
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It passes the acid2 test if you run it from where the acid test is hosted.
     
  12. X-Istence

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    Yeah, but that is not the point. They fail to properly do fallbacks with regards to the <object> tag, thus they fail the acid 2 test.
     
  13. Sazar

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    How do they fail the test if they pass the test?

    :eek:

    I do not understand this X-instenceology. :(
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    what exactly is the purpose of ie 8 instead of patches for ie7?
     
  15. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    To keep up with Firefox 3.
     
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  18. X-Istence

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    Because they fail to do the fallback that is required if they can't render the <object>. So they fail the test, except when the URL matches. There is a reason why fallbacks exist in HTML and the specifications.

    That is considered a fail.

    Yup. They do explain it.
     
  19. X-Istence

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    Sure, but IE 8 is a miserable failure. FireFox 3 gets about 50, the latest WebKit nightly gets 90, the non-nightly gets 39, and IE 8 gets 7.

    The WebKit guys have already said that they are going to tackle the last 10 bugs and when they pass each and every one they will post on the blog. IE 8 is late with Acid 2, how long will it take to pass Acid 3?

    I am not saying this since it is another Microsoft product, I am happy IE is finally moving towards being standards compliant, it means less work for those of us who use it. It would however be even better if they also moved towards standard compliant JavaScript (which is what Acid 3 tests), as well as SVG support.
     
  20. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You do realize that you are talking badly about a Microsoft product right?