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Internet Explorer 5 Falls Short on Standards Support, Web Developers Forced to Continue Workarounds

Mar 18, 1999, 18:57 (9 Talkback[s])

"While Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0 makes marked improvements over version 4.0, it still falls short -- sometimes significantly -- of fully supporting key Web standards, the Web Standards Project said today."

"Web developers will be forced to continue extensive -- and expensive -- workarounds and debugging to deal with Internet Explorer's failure to fully implement standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)."

"The patchwork support for these standards among browsers is wasting millions of dollars spent on Web development each year and threatens to further fragment the Web, especially as browsers move beyond the desktop to televisions and PDAs."

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