Microsoft encouraging people to install IE8

I find this really funny last night Major Nelson tweeted about a site encouraging people to “upgrade” to Internet Explorer 8, but they still have <meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″ /> in the source code of their site, that is over here. Yes you read that right Microsoft still have people using Internet Explorer 8 using the Internet Explorer 7 rendering engine on their homepage. The only explanation I can think of is even they can’t figure out how to make a site work with Internet Explorer 8 as well as Internet Explorer 6 & Internet Explorer 7, but that is only a guess.

I find it somewhat ironic that they released Internet Explorer 8 back on March 19, 2009 according to wikipedia which sounds right as that sounds about the time that I told Windows update the first time to hide that “High Priority Update”. I’m sorry but they still have not fixed it & the Internet was not ready for all the changes that they made to the rendering engine.

About the only good thing I can say about Internet Explorer is that does not support the <blink> tag. I really with the Firefox developers would realize that is a bad tag & isn’t even a part of the standard HTML tags.

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