IE4.0 and W3C Standards

Scott Isaacs (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 17:27:11 -0800

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Subject: IE4.0 and W3C Standards
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 17:27:11 -0800

An article was recently written by CRN (Computer Reseller News) that
incorrectly stated that Microsoft is working on a proprietary superset
of HTML 3.2 that will ship in Internet Explorer 4.0. This article is
WRONG.  Microsoft is NOT defining any new HTML or CSS features that are
not being discussed in coordination with the W3C. Dynamic HTML is a
cross-platform object model available to scripts that accurately
represents a HTML and CSS document according to those standards.  The
API used by Dynamic HTML is being reviewed and discussed within the
document object model working group of the W3C.  

All new features being introduced in Internet Explorer 4.0 are under
discussion with the W3C. Dynamic HTML is Microsoft's IMPLEMENTATION of
W3C's emerging work.  For example, Internet Explorer 4.0 will support
the recently released forms working draft and CSS Positioning working

I am Microsoft's representative on the HTML, CSS, and Document Object
Model working groups.

Scott Isaacs