Breaking news! Good news! Finally! Microsoft and the Internet Explorer team has finally decided to change their previous decision and decided that Internet Explorer 8 will render pages using web standards by default, instead of having some backwards-compatible mode.
To catch up and read more head on over to these posts/links. I guess the blogosphere will be flooded with this today...
- Microsoft Press Release on the subject
- IEBlog - Microsoft's Interoperability Principles and IE8
- Mary Jo Foley - Microsoft caves: ‘Super-standards’ mode to become IE 8 default
This is by far the best news in ages from Microsoft (the new open Microsoft?), even better than the news to open up the Windows Server Protocols, since it will affect the end-users more immediate.