CSS guru Eric Meyer indicates that Microsoft may make Internet Explorer 7 compliant with basic web standards. There’s been some back and forth on this about whether or not the IE team will finally embrace basic web standards (despite the fact that they helped write them) — hopefully the continual pressure from the developer community will push them towards finally embracing standards.
If IE would just get things right when it comes to CSS design and other issues, it would make the lives of web developers such as myself infinitely easier. IE’s broken support for things like PNG transparency and it’s half-hearted (and half-assed) support for CSS positioning not only make life harder for developers, you poor schmucks still using IE are missing out on some features that would make the web more visually exciting and easier to use.
Besides, I’m rapidly running out of hair to tear out when IE barfs on yet another layout or mangles another design due to a broken box model. Tables are so 1996, and when the browser that has 90% of the market finally gets things right everyone can finally move into the 21st century.