News Wire: Bill Gates on Web Standards

  • Molly Holzchlag was among a number of high-profile bloggers invited to discuss the issues of the day with a number of Microsoft insiders, including Bill Gates himself. What does Gates really think about web standards? Read the transcript and judge for yourself.
  • The latest nightly build of Firefox 3.0 passes the Acid 2 test for CSS standards compliance, joining Opera, Konqueror and Safari. Internet Explorer is now the only major browser not to pass the Acid 2 test.
  • With this latest version, Google has released all components of the Google Web Toolkit (including the previously closed-source compiler and runtime debugging frameworks) under othe Apache 2.0 open source license.
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  • Jimmy

    Internet Explorer is now the only major browser not to pass the Acid 2 test.

    Technically not true since Firefox 3 isn’t going to be out for a long while.

  • Anonymous

    > Internet Explorer is now the only major browser not to pass the Acid 2
    > test.

    Umm…

    Just goes to show you what Bill Gates thinks of web standards, et al doesn’t it?

    Really I don’t even know why M$ even bothers nowadays…

    Dr Livingston

  • lukemeister

    I’ve always figured that Bill Gates thinks web standards are whatever IE does.