Preparing for Internet Explorer 7

By | October 23, 2006

As most developers are now painfully aware of Micrsoft is about to release version 7 of Internet Explorer. The reason for it being a pain in the **s is simple. Just like any release made by Micrsoft the render engine of IE7 has chosen to render just slightly different then for IE6.0

Here are some of the pitfalls I’ve so far discovered, but seriously I’m too lazy right know to fix them.

  • It appears that IE7 renders negative offsets different then its predecessor as well as any other browser
  • Still manages sizes set in percentages different then Mozilla and Opera ๐Ÿ™
  • The improved security levels decrease usability options for websites (Less javascript or DOM execution rights)
  • Plugins you wrote for enhancing the web experience won’t work ๐Ÿ™

Big trouble ahead, which is part of the reason for me not to spent to much time on IE7 just yet. I know it will be released in a month or two, but that won’t stop me from ignoring it. For the time being anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

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