This news is all over the place but I know it will be of interest to Nebula colleagues: From Microsoft:
"We’ve decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can. This decision is a change from what we’ve posted previously. Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles. Thinking about IE8’s behavior with these principles in mind, interpreting web content in the most standards compliant way possible is a better thing to do."
— IEBlog (Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager, Internet Explorer)
There is a lot of debate about whether Microsoft has seen the light, whether they’re finally listening to web developers, or whether they’re just responding to their recent legal loss in the EU. I’m not interested in debating motivations, that’s happening in lots of blogs and forums. I’m just passing on the info.