Some Real IE7 News 1

I guess you all seen and maybe even tried Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 by now. To me it wasn’t very surprising. Dissapointing? Yes.

Well, according to Chris Wilson, the following bugs have already been fixed and we’ll see them in beta 2:

  • HTML 4.01 ABBR tag
  • Improved (though not yet perfect) <object> fallback
  • CSS 2.1 Selector support (child, adjacent, attribute, first-child etc.)
  • CSS 2.1 Fixed positioning
  • Alpha channel in PNG images
  • Fix :hover on all elements
  • Background-attachment: fixed on all elements not just body

(Emphasis mine)

The question I’m asking is why did they even release beta 1 as it is?

  • M. Schopman

    Because CSS was not the most important factor for the browser. Security was, and unless security was not adressed IE7 would be a real pressure on operational costs for business.