[OSM-dev] Internet explorer 8 mess..

Ray Booysen ray at raybooysen.com
Fri Mar 7 07:27:52 GMT 2008

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:22 AM, MilesTogoe <miles.togoe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 02:44:02PM -0700, MilesTogoe wrote:
> >
> >> Anyone using Windows can download and use the mostly W3C compliant
> >> Firefox for free.  I haven't seen anything that indicates MS will
> >> support the W3C SVG standard on IE8 or any other IE version.  Until IE
> >> supports SVG, they are not abiding by W3C standards and we should
> >> continue to advocate that users use Firefox, especially since OSM and
> >> OpenLayers utilize SVG.
> >>
> >
> > OpenLayers uses SVG *or* VML: It has no problem using VML to do all its
> > vector rendering when it is working in IE, and has done so since vector
> > support was added. Even if OpenStreetMap were to create and support an
> > OSM editing interface that used OpenLayers Vector support, this would
> > not preclude the use of IE.
> >
> Yes, but only SVG should have to be supported - it's a world standard.
> It would mean less conversion code and less code to maintain is
> important for any project.  And it would make things easier for direct
> SVG editing in OSM, easier SVG display integration across projects and
> custom applications, etc.  Thus, we should advocate browsers that adhere
> to the SVG standards that many of us are using and if MS feels the pain
> of users switching or ignoring their attempts to monopolize the market
> by ignoring SVG, they too will start supporting SVG.  Every other
> browser now supports SVG except IE.  Wouldn't it be great if the IE team
> could get off their duff and rise to the challenge of creating the
> fastest SVG rendering browser?  Think how much easier it would be not to
> render out to tiles.
In an ideal world yes

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