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Not impressed with IE5

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@naw.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 12:19:32 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19990317121233.02407bb0@pop.ultranet.com>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Keep this hush-hush until it's announced tommorrow.

Well, the Web development community is not going to be happy with IE5, due
out tommorrow. The Steering Committee of the Web Standards Project,
(http://www.webstandards.org) received all of our review copies of the IE5
release last week and have started testing their implementations of HTML
4.0, CSS-1, DOM Level 1, XML and other recommendations that have come out
since IE4. I'm sorry to say that their effort has been less than satisfactory.

I've been the member working on examining the HTML 4.0 implementation and
speaking for myself, there are STILL problems in it. CSS-1 has few
improvements but not enough to really let Webmasters make full use of it
and DOM Level 1 and XML support is reportedly horrendous.

I've created a partial HTML Test Suite to examine the HTML 4.0 rec. and
will have more detailed information to tell you tommorrow. For now, don't
let this e-mail leave the group.

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