In what can only be best described as a volte face, Microsoft has changed their stance on what will make up Internet Explorer 7.
“In a blog entry posted Friday, a member of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer development team said the company plans to support key elements of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendations Portable Network Graphics (PNG), an image format, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), a Web page styling standard.”
This is very good news, not just for the consumer, but also for the likes of me; the tortured developer left in the lurch by the hit & miss rendering capabilities of Internet Explorer 6.
In earlier news, Microsoft had been dismissive of the current Cascading Style Sheet standard. They described the current standard as being flawed and would wait instead for an updated version before implementing any more additions.
So this recent turn of events is just old-fashioned good news .. assuming Microsoft do in fact execute on their plans in a timely manner…