IE7 and Standards Compliance: Oxymoron?

Has the rise of Firefox and the ire of web developers finally sunk in for the IE development team? We already know that IE7 will be released before Longhorn, probably in response to Firefox’s popularity. Now it’s starting to sound like IE7 may actually attempt some semblance of W3C standards compliance:

Without making any promises, leaders in the IE development team suggest that after years of inaction on World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards problems, Microsoft will finally clean up its act. … Developers’ concerns about standards and feature support in the current version of IE are reflected in the browser team’s current to-do list.

Microsoft listening to their customers? Imagine that! If true, a lot of web developers jobs are about to get a whole lot easier.

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