Okay, as a long time Microsoft enthusiast, I was quite pleased with the new IE 8.0 and their stance on “standards compliance. I was so excited I wrote a site on using Windows 7 64 bit with compliance for SharePoint 2010 using XHTML 1.0 strict, WCAG 2.0 and CSS 2.1. When I finished the facing page I opened it in Internet Explorer 8.0 and it all worked!!! Except…
the border edges on my links.
I had set them to Groove which should give them a button like offset. They showed a black border. I was a bit miffed. But not to be daunted I opened them up in Mozilla Firefox where they also failed to render. Okay, pissed…
I opened them up in every browser I have installed with the following results.
|IE 8.0 64 bit||failed to render groove|
|Mozilla 3.5.7||failed to render groove properly – appeared embossed|
|Google Chrome 5.0.375.99||Rendered properly|
|Safari 5.0 (7533.16)||Rendered Properly|
|Opera 10.60 Build 3445||Rendered Properly|
Why do the two most popular browsers not render the standards properly? Shouldn’t the big boys be able to get it right?