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Hallelujah! IE8 Passes the Acid2 Test

December 20th, 2007

We thought this day would never come: Internet Explorer 8 now renders the "Acid2 Face" correctly in IE8 standards mode!

Apparently we can expect to see Internet Explorer 8 in at least Beta form in early 2008. According to the IE blog:

The key goal (for the Web Standards Project as well as many other groups and individuals) is interoperability. As a developer, I’d prefer to not have to write the same site multiple times for different browsers. Standards are a (critical!) means to this end, and we focus on the standards that will help actual, real-world interoperability the most.

Sounds like the IE team has finally seen the light! :)


1 . Rob on January 12nd, 2008


IE8 DOES NOT PASS ACID2. It only "renders" the smiley face using a doctored, offline version of the actual test. iow, Microsoft smoke and mirrors. IE8 cannot and does not pass the actual Acid2 test.

2 . minil on June 25th, 2009


Last week i downloaded IE8. Its looks gud.

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