IE7 Standards

I was eager to try out the beta version of Internet Explorer 7 that has been “floating around(ie7 beta1 torrent)”:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ie7+beta1+torrent+&btnG=Google+Search the Internet. Now I am not.
bq.I’m very happy that we’ve shipped IE 7 beta 1. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our CSS implementation. I feel badly about this, but we have been focused on how to get the most done overall for IE7, so due to our lead time for locking down beta releases and ramping up our team, we could not get a whole lot done in the platform in beta 1. However, I know this will be better in Beta 2 – and I want to share how we are placing our priorities in IE. – “Chris Wilson(Standards and CSS in IE)”:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/29/445242.aspx I find it fascinating that “how to get the most done overall” does not include offering more than “token improvements(IE7 CSS Updates)”:http://www.mezzoblue.com/archives/2005/07/28/ie7_css_upda/ for web standards which hav seemed pretty much static since “1997(IE 4.0 hits 1 million users in less than a day)”:http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/17361/17361.html?Ad=1
bq.Having been through this ‘work with Microsoft’ thing once before in the late ’90s, I can assure you this sort of openness is a radical departure from the Microsoft of old and as good a reason as any for optimism that this is just the beginning, and we can expect even more and better in IE 7.5 and beyond. – “Chris Caminski(IE7 Beta 1 and Standards)”:http://www.webstandards.org/buzz/archive/2005_07.html#a000541 So full support may come with IE7.5. Possibly.

Posted by Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident. Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida. He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995. However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999. In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.