When will Microsoft fully embrace Web standards?
I recently revisited the issue of using Web standards when working with Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and Outlook 2007. The products’ lack of adherence to Web standards was surprising given the advancements incorporated in Internet Explorer 7. Microsoft’s slow push towards standards compliance with strides in Internet Explorer 7 gave me hope that the company had finally realised the benefits of Web standards. However, my experience with SharePoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 squashed my optimism. Web standards Every Web developer has experienced the pains of developing applications for multiple browser vendors and versions. No browser is without its quirks, which are often related to Web standards. The Web site Position Is Everything provides good information on various browser quirks that developers should remember when building applications. Given Internet Explorer’s large share of the browser space, it’s often assailed when discussing browser quirks. The promise of Web standards is the creati
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