Dave Shea mentions that word is out that there might be an IE7 released before the release of Longhorn (whenever that might be). Previously, Microsoft had mentioned that there would be no new IE as a stand-alone application, and that updates would only happen through the OS upgrades. Clearly the importance of browsers was brought to the attention of someone with some decision making power over there and they might actually fix the horrible disfigured IE6. They might, but given the track record I would hold my breath. Dave did point out one very interesting tidbit about style sheets that I didn’t know about: The * html bug in IE which lets you specify styles that only IE/Win and IE/Mac will render. Worth a read if you have ever been frustrated with IE’s [lack of] support for CSS.

Written by Colin Bate