SitePoint Podcast #11: Interview with Microsoft’s Chris Wilson

Episode 11 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week your hosts are Patrick O’Keefe (@ifroggy), Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves), Brad Williams (@williamsba), and Kevin Yank (@sentience). They are joined by Microsoft’s Platform Architect for Internet Explorer, Chris Wilson (@cwilso).

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Episode Summary

Thanks to all the members of the SitePoint Forums community who submitted their questions for Chris!

Here are the questions we put to Chris in this episode:

  • What does the Platform Architect for IE do?
  • Why did IE8’s default rendering mode change?
  • What’s the deal with the Compatibility View button in IE8?
  • Is it true that users are able to remove IE8 from Windows 7?
  • If not IE, which browser would be your favorite?
  • What’s the plan to get IE6 users upgraded?
  • How long will each of the rendering modes in IE be preserved?
  • What has been the most drastic change to how we use the Internet since IE6?
  • Are there any plans to allow multiple versions of IE installed side-by-side?
  • How does the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar compare to Firebug?
  • What’s the size and shape of the Internet Explorer team?
  • What’s the real value of “paving the cowpaths” in HTML5?
  • What big changes in HTML5 promise to be most exciting?
  • Does HTML5 threaten to be a monolithic spec? Should it be split?
  • What steps are involved in getting new CSS features added to IE?
  • What is IE’s plan to compete against the rising popularity of alternatives?
  • The font debate: Why is loading TTFs dynamically not enough?
  • Which instrument did you play in your rock band?
  • The web stack isn’t suitable for building applications. What’s the fix?

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