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A survey has found that 13 per cent of the UK's biggest companies did not have their websites ready for the launch of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), the first new version of Microsoft's market-leading browser since IE6 launched back in 2001. IE browsers are used by 80 per cent of internet users, said usability consultancy Etre, …

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URL for the study

Etre's study is available at: http://www.etre.com/blog/2006/10/ie7_were_they_ready/

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Ben

Title is wrong?

Top firms' websites not ready for IE7? Surely that should be "IE7 not ready for top firms' websites"?

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All saints day

Hi,

Anyone out there noticed Mikrosoft chose the 1st of november

(aka All Saints Day for catholics) to push IE7 to the

unsuspecting users crowd ?

This is the day catholics go to their regretted

beloved tombs to remember them and decorate the graves.

Really hope it's not gonna be the day all Windows users

will stare at their dead web service, in the very same

way :-))

<geek>

This is what happens when an implementation

is the reference for the language, rather than the language

itself.

In the meantime, Firefox 2 is out since last week, let's

go for it.

</geek>

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Surprised ?

"IE7 tends to struggle most with standards-compliant sites ..."

<sarcasm>Well, isn't that a big surprise !</sarcasm>

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Anonymous Coward

Arrogance

The mozilla team went out of there way to ensure there browser worked with the majority of web sites, I guess it's not unusual for M$ to be so arrogant as to assume everybody will fall into line.

As a web developer I get really fed up with having to hack my sites to work in IE (especially the box model which seems to crop up a lot), chances are upgrades are going to be more than a quick fix for any big/complex site.

I wouldn't mind updating so much if I thought I was going to see IE5.x / 6 disappear for good but somehow I can't see that happening. Hopefully broken sites will encourage even more people to switch to Firefox...

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Anonymous Coward

UK retailers experience serious presentation problems

See http://www.etre.com/blog/2006/11/ie7_were_they_ready_redux/

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