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Why Internet Explorer is TOO good - according to Microsoft

Why Internet Explorer is TOO good - according to Microsoft
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Microsoft thinks that Internet Explorer is too good to work properly. After receiving thousands of complaints from consumers that IE11's mobile interface made some Web layouts look confusing, Microsoft has finally responded.

"Based on your feedback, we pursued a web experience for IE users consistent with what is available on iOS and Android devices – even where this meant we would be adding non-standard web platform features." the IE team's Adrian Bateman and Frank Olivier wrote in a blog post.

So basically, Microsoft is refusing to admit that their product has flaws. Instead, the company opts to call every other Web browser wrong. IE11's main issue is that it doesn't support some legacy Web features that every other browser supports. The reason Microsoft most often cites is that these websites shouldn't be using these legacy code snippets anyway.

My problem with that, Microsoft, is that your customers still might want to visit these websites. It shouldn't be an issue of whether or not a website is complaint, it's an issue of whether or not your customers will prefer your browser over the competition.

Let's hope that Microsoft fixes their browser soon and stops blaming everyone but itself. Oh, and also those gaping security flaws as well.

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