[OSM-dev] Internet explorer 8 mess..

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Thu Mar 6 18:31:16 GMT 2008


On 6 Mar 2008, at 18:15, Milo van der Linden wrote:

> Hello list,
>
> Just to inform everyone:
>
> Today I downloaded IE8 Beta. First I was allready a bit suprised  
> that it
> had overwritten my IE6. I think that a beta should not do that. So be
> advised, it is not possible to run IE8 Beta and IE6 or 7 side by side.
> (I managed to keep IE7 outdoors for a long time and was one of the  
> rare
> people within my organization to test if things where IE6 proof, but  
> alas)
>
> It turned out that openlayers and Google Maps are far from correctly
> implemented in IE8. Only when you select "Emulate IE 7" things turn  
> back
> to normal (I feel a discussion comming up whether IE is normal at all)

I thought that the intelligent populous had already came to the  
conclusion that IE breaks so many standards that it should just be  
banned!


> I have reported both problems to the IE8 development team and I  
> suggest
> everybody to do the same to get these issues on the top of their
> priority list.
>
> Let's all hope that IE8 will not be included in the auto-update from
> microsoft, yarrr!
>
> And be aware that when people contact you telling you the  
> openstreetmap
> website looks like crap, they just might have installed IE8.
>

And we just tell them to install a real browser that works.

Shaun

> Kind regards,
>
> Milo van der Linden
>
>
>
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