Paul Thurrott is boycotting IE7 for its inconsistent standards approach, and does not plan for including latest approved W3C standards. He lists his feedback on it. In case you didn’t know, this guy is an über beta tester for Microsoft products for many years and usually has praises for Microsoft. Its nice to see he’s sensible.
Boycott Internet Exlorer 7!
Use a Standards-Compliant browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera.
…Microsoft blames backward-compatibility problems for the stalemate over true Web standards compatibility. Put succinctly, the company has gone its own way for so long and now has to support so many developers who use nonstandard Web technologies that it will be impossible to make IE Web-standards-compliant without breaking half the commercial Web sites on the planet. Furthermore, by halting all IE development for several years before reconstituting the IE team to create IE 7.0, Microsoft has set back Web development by an immeasurable amount of time.
My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It’s a cancer on the Web that must be stopped. IE isn’t secure and isn’t standards-compliant, which makes it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of their user bases, however, Web developers are hamstrung into developing for IE at the expense of established standards that work well in all other browsers. You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft and by using a better alternative Web browser. I recommend and use Mozilla Firefox, but Apple Safari (Macintosh only) and Opera 8 are both worth considering as well…