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    My two big qualms about every version of IE:

    1) Wacky CSS and JS implementation
    2) ActiveX and it's tendency to be a magnet for spyware. I rake in more cash doing cleaning jobs on client PCs than anything else because of IE. Once I switch them to firefox, I never seem em again.
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    Force Flow, in IE8 the issue of wacky CSS and JavaScript seems to have been quelled to some extent, overall it is a vast improvement.

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    Hi
    IE is not better than firefox and google chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielnash View Post
    IE is not better than firefox and google chrome.
    Are you basing this on facts or just the general bias from the mistakes of old, I would love to see your reasoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    ... but if you look in perspective at allround security, proper implementation of standards, speed/efficiency of browsing and extensibility it does fall short of the winning block.
    um, excuse me, but in my opinion IE is fabulous and does not have these shortcomings

    you might prefer some other browser, but i don't

    i have tried other browsers, and none of them match IE in my opinion

    thank you very much for your patience and understanding, but please don't tell me what i should like or dislike
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    That's fine rudy, I am not trying to tell you what you should like or dislike, as I said previously I have no real problem with IE8, it's a much better browser than its previous incarnations, but the facts behind how trident renders websites makes it fall short (if your looking at it objectively), that's all I am saying

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    Microsoft were so busy trying to get the best CSS 2.1 standards support out of IE8 they overlooked that they still don't support the <object> tag properly as it still displays always in front with a border for some object types. If they were to fix that and the things Alex mentions then they would have a good browser. IE7 went part way with getting rid of ActiveX and I thought that they did get rid of hasLayout from IE8 (except when running in IE7 mode). IE9 is supposed to be getting a new rendering engine so it seems likely that all the outstanding issues that make IE the poorest browser alternative will be rectified in that version.
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