This is kind of a web developer's rant. PNG is an image format that allows for alpha transparency, and better color resolution. I know I'm not the
first, nor will I be the last to gripe about this. micro$oft internut exploder is a piece of crud. Today *all* modern browsers on Windows support
PNG alpha channel transparency except internut exploder.
Yes, I'm aware that I can get alpha to work with IE, but not without adding 50 or so lines of script. You could do it in two lines with
"AlphaImageLoader," which is a DirectX filter for internut exploder, but I know I'm not the only one that disables DirectX in internut exploder
becase of all of the
viruses, worms, spyware,
addware, and malware.
Why should I have to add all of this extra support just for one browser when the support is included with every other
piece of software except internut exploder, and it's as simple as putting "image.png"> into the HTML for everyone else?
Microsoft implemented PNG image support in internet exploder 4.0. When internet exploder 5.0 was released is was hoped that alpha transparency
support would be added. Nope. 5.5? No. 6.0? Not yet people. 6.5? Ahhh, mmmm, nu-uh. 7.0 (beta)? I guess they are going to do it.... reportedly.
Now, even if they support PNG transparency in internut exploder 7.0, a web developer will still have to add support for... how many previous
The depth of internut exploder's handicap becomes terribly apparent when you look at the support of CSS (cascading style sheets.) I could only
imagine this website, or the entire www for that matter, if developers had the freedom to use the full CSS 2.0 standard.
Anyway, the list of things wrong with internut exploder goes on.... and on.... and on.... And I assure you that there are at least two work a rounds
for every problem that will cause not only the web developer grief, but the people viewing the content.
If you have some free time, visit the following website with internut exploder and another browser. Try Mozilla Firefox, and view each page in each
browser and see the world through a developer's eye when arranging a website that needs to be internut exploder compliant.
... No, Internet Explorer did not handle it properly
You know what? I am sick, just sick ... no, wait, scratch that ... I'm sick and tired of hearing it.
This page looks perfect in Internet Explorer but when I load it in it gets it all wrong. What is wrong with ? Stupid with its useless support.
[edit on 9/11/2005 by Seth76]