posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:23 AM
I have firefox 3.0x and ATS does work with it obviously. Its just that IE8 is a quantum leap on quality over IE7 and actually, as I already said,
supports standards fairly well, even better than firefox in many cases. Only test I know of that IE8 is bad at is ACID3, but it solidly passes
I don't care much about comparisons of IE against other browsers from users who haven't used it since years ago, they just cannot know what it can
and can't do by experience. There's a lot of good feedback online about IE8, and some negative feedback as well. This isn't perfect like firefox is
not perfect either. This works for me though and I might just consider switching from firefox to IE8, but we'll see.
Today, holes of IE are pretty much a myth if they are compared to holes in firefox. Both have them, IE just gets more press coverage and is targeted
Now, it does not really matter if switching a browser solves problems with ATS or not. What matters is that most users of IE just grab an update for
their browser without even considering switching to firefox. This means that majority of users soon have IE8 anyway, and ATS must adapt to this
situation. Yes, this is a free service but they will have to update their pages to work with those browsers that users of this site actually use.
Currently IE8 is of course a very small minority, but it will raise soon enough when microsoft puts this in optional updates on windowsupdate. They
have said that later on they will make it mandatory update. At that point, ATS needs some recoding. Better to start sooner rather than later.
As I already implicated, IE8 does not need hacks for IE6 and IE7, which is what breaks the pages.