Internet Explorer 8 Will Break Thousands of Websites Today
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- Written on: March 19th, 2009
Microsoft’s long-awaited Internet Explorer version 8 is complete and will be released this morning via at 11 A.M. CST as well as the Internet Explorer 8 Website and thousands of websites will be instantly broken by the new browser.
Everything about IE8 is pretty much run of the mill with a couple exceptions. IE8 will conform to standards set by other browsers such as Mozilla’s Firefox. As a result, websites that were coded to work exclusively on previous versions of IE may not display correctly in IE8.
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To help counter the compatibility situation, Microsoft is offering users a downloadable Compatibility List of sites which automatically default to the older versions of Internet Explorer 7 to properly display the older websites. in order to lessen compatibility problems with IE 8.
Microsoft is planning to push IE 8 to users via its automatic updating mechanisms, but has yet to set a date as to when it will do so. In the interim, downloading the IE 8 code from Microsoft’s Web site will be the way interested users can obtain the latest release of the Microsoft browser.
Microsoft also plans to bundle IE 8 with Windows 7 when that operating system is launched, most likely later this year.
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