IE8 to work with CSS2

Microsoft gave away a few hints about its forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 browser at the Mix 07 conference in Las Vegas.

IE platform architect Chris Wilson said that the company will continue to prioritise security and ease-of-use in IE 8 and also plans to improve Web development with current standards compatibility.

Microsoft intends to release IE 8 within two years of IE 7’s release, which came out in October.

The company will enhance layout and compatibility with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.1 specifications.

The browser object model will be made more interoperable to make it easier to work with other browsers and allow more flexible programming patterns.

The Ajax Web programming style could be improved to provide more client-side application programming interfaces which would enable developers to create more powerful applications.