drat microsoft – part 1

December 31, 2002

I’ve been working on a journal entry that is a really against Microsoft, but for some reason I am unable to get Movable Type to even save it. I can publish any other entry but that one….and it’s really getting annonying. But I digress…

I’m working on a site that uses CSS layers for positioning. The site looks great, renders well and just make me want to hurry up and add it to my portfolio. But there is one catch. It looks good in every browser, except…..yep, you guessed it, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows. IE for Mac displays it perfectly. So why does the Windows browser break the standard on both z-index positioning and dotted selection for borders.

If Mozilla, an open source browser, can add this, then why can’t a company with paid programmers do the same? Why can’t they even make it even across platforms. It works on the Mac under the IE 5 codebase, so why can’t that be migrated over? Why can’t this be an addition to a service pack?

“Hey we know you’re patching security bugs constantly, but can you see if you can just make this browser support actual fucking standards?”

I might have my gripes with Mozilla, but at least their problems are with a Microsoft security implementation and not with how it renders html.