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IE8 vs. Firefox: Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE

Mar 16, 2010, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Firefox could learn a few things from Internet Explorer 8. Even though it’s popular to hate on IE, and easy to do, Firefox could learn a thing or two from the browser that still holds the majority of the browser market.

"Say it isn’t so! What could Firefox possibly have to learn from the most proprietary and stodgy of all the browsers? Internet Explorer has lagged behind Firefox in nearly every area — but not every area. Like it or not, Firefox isn’t perfect, and the Microsoft folks have done one or two things right with Internet Explorer that Firefox could adapt and improve on.

"Some of the areas where Firefox could improve, the community has stepped in with add-ons. I’ll mention those where appropriate. However, mainstream users may never get to the point of exploring those options. It’s important to remember that a lot of users don’t reflexively think “maybe there’s an add-on for that.” Instead, they shrug and go back to the product that they know."

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