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Internet Explorer 9: standards compliant?

In March, Microsoft unveiled their public sneak peak of Internet Explorer 9. Their goal is to create a standards compliant browser that supports HTML5, and CSS3. Sounds about right. They say that their commitment to standards means that markup will work in different browsers, without the hassle we've all been experiencing for years. IE is famous for not complying with standards, but so far the reviews seem to be positive.

Can they make it happen? I don't know, but if IE9 makes the same strides IE8 did, then I am hopeful that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Personally, I'm looking forward to wider CSS3 support. There are some very nice features, like border-radius, that can't be justifiably used right now.

The real question now is how long will it be before we can fully start using HTML5 and CSS3 features. I'm betting it's still a ways out, and considering IE9 doesn't have a release date yet I'll be left just dreaming about it for now.


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