Tuesday, August 29, 2006

IE's Documentation Sucks

Okay, so I've known this for a while. I've always hated the docs on MSDN. However, for the most part, I hated them out of personal preference. They always seemed like they needed to sell the technology of the company rather than document it.

At any rate, I just ran across this gem while researching just how badly IE completely fucks up any hope of resembling an implementation of a W3C standard:
"Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 gives you a rich set of properties and methods to dynamically construct and alter Web pages on the fly. For example, a script can insert a list of section titles at the beginning of the document, or replace that list with a list of links to the actual sections in the document."
They have this as the description of the first topic under HTML and Dynamic HTML. Now. As in, after they've released IE7's first release candidate. As in, eight fucking years and ten months after IE4 got released on us all. I don't mean that IE4 didn't move web applications forward - it certainly did. Netscape 4, even in comparison to IE, gave me my first real heart-felt bouts with explosions of profanity over something so trivial as a web browser.


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