The real reason Microsoft about-faced on IE8 standards opt-in

March 09, 2008

Microsoft are having to face their own irrelevance in [the mobile browsing] market. They could either stick to the age-old excuse of backwards compatibility, and in doing so totally jeopardise progress with Windows Mobile in comparison to swifter competition in the form of Apple, and Google's Android - or they could jettison the weight of 10 year old business Intranets and ship a lighter, quicker, safer and more competitive browser to help them shape how people view the web from both the desktop, and the mobile.

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