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Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011
It took Microsoft 5 years to finally release version 7 of IE.
Internet Explorer 7 has no original ideas and it is largely just copying Firefox and Opera's features. It is an improvement from version 6.0, but I'm largely disappointed overall.
You would think that a company like Microsoft would have support for emerging standards like SVG. SVG is the acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics. I remember reading the SVG recommendation which was created by the W3C almost 6 years ago. I knew that although browsers didn't have built in support for SVG, that eventually they would.
Today I see firefox and others with built in support. Microsoft decided that this extremely important technology should not be included.
Had IE7 included SVG support, the internet would be a different, better place. Microsoft has ruined that, and as usual they have shown us just how little they care bout web standards.
Note that you can get SVG plug-ins from Corel Corporation and Adobe, but IE should have included built in support for it. Maybe adobe paid them off so that SVG wouldn't be a competitor to Flash and Microsoft's newer crappier similar product to flash.
Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2011
IE 7 is finally out to the public and out of beta. I wonder if it will effect firefox's market share, or the rate of increase of firefox's market share. If i had to bet i would say that it will slightly slow the rate of increate of firefox's market share. So my guess is that firefox will continue to gain market share.
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