Well IE 7 Is Out
IE 7 is out, I'd been playing with the RC for a while and found no clear flaws. Still, I didn't expect to find any. Despite the IE 7 blog's assertions that they have made revolutionary changes in IE 7, I have yet to see any. It seems to me that the only things they have done was to break a bunch of sites while still keeping IE 6's proprietary and non-standard behavior.
I don't know what they are doing, but IE 7 is really just IE 6 with tabs. I had reserved judgement until seeing the final version, but it really is no different. Maybe they have upgraded the CSS engine, and maybe it supports CSS a little better, but they simply didn't do enough. Why do I still have to use _position:absolute to fix an element on the page. Why can't they support position:fixed like firefox? I guess what I had really wanted was for them to actually best firefox. I figured that they have all of the money, and some of the best developers in the world. I thought that maybe they would come out with something that rocked. But really they just mixed the MSN toolbar with IE 6 and are calling it IE 7.