This website has been optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Web 2.0 version

Yay. In the Microsoft IE blog, the IE developers announced that Internet Explorer 8 will come with its own customized


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HTML header element. Brilliant idea, Microsoft!

Why follow standards? Why force HTML designers to think a tiny, little bit before setting up a website. Hint: Windows is NOT the only operating system on this planet and IE is also not the only browser. Come on, IE team, you know that…)? Why support platform-independent GUIs? Hint No. 2: have you seen this piece of software called “Internet Explorer” on any kind of mobile phone not running Windows Mobile? Who has the most market share in that market? I doubt, no I know it’s certainly not Microsoft.

And I was so naive to think someone finally did their homework. Awesome, Microsoft. Welcome back to the 1990s.

Update: Other blog authors also write about this “fancy new invention”:

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