On Monday, August 12, 2002, 8:54:46 PM, Jeremy Dunck wrote:
> FYI, IE 6 SP1 is about to be released been released:
But who knows when? I wish MS wouldn't play silly buggers with uploading and
pulling the SP1 files all the time.
> It's interesting that in the highlights, they suggest going to quirks mode
> if things look different-- as opposed to fixing any newly-apparent problems
> with the code.
I can now confirm that there appear to be very, very few fixes and afaik no
additions to the CSS support. The only bug I have been able to confirm as fixed
is "not being able to select text in some absolutely-positioned elements".
<http://www.w3.org/Style/>, for instance, is still extremely buggy in SP1.
Whilst I don't want to bash MS, this does seem pretty lazy. I had believed MS
were actively working on the major CSS bugs (through things such as
<http://www.alistapart.com/bugs.html>), and I'd have though they'd be one
of the first things to fix in SP1, especially the regressions from 5.5.
In the end SP1 seems to primarily be a security update, the changes that there
are in that area seem to be very good (and there are fixes for problems that
aren't listed in the readme file, too).
> Internet Explorer 6 SP 1 offers considerable improvements in standards
> compliance. In some cases, this may cause HTML content to look
> differently than in previous versions of Internet Explorer.
I think this is just a copy-and-paste from the IE6 readme.