IE7 Release Candidate 1

August 25th, 2006

Last night saw the release of the latest version of IE7. Since it doesn’t seem to be available for my Vista beta version, I downloaded it in Windows XP, to see what bugs would really be fixed, and which wouldn’t be.

Checking my own sites first, I found everything was fine, and even the position relative bug I documented on Locus Optimus appeared to have been fixed.

So then I decided to check P.I.E‘s list of IE bugs, and most of them have been fixed indeed. No more 3px jog bug, no more Italic bug, no duplicate characters, nor guillotine or border chaos.

However, while the demo for the peek-a-boo bug showed no bug at all, I still found a peek-a-boo bug — in the demos for the creeping text bug; if you look at the series of links and texts in the lower part of the sidebar on the left, then cover your window and come back to it (the usual way of discovering peek-a-boos), you may find several lines in those little boxes to be disappearing. (experiment with scrolling, covering and uncovering, and reloading the page, as the effect is quite intermittent).

Another one that has not been fixed, is the escaping floats bug. Not only has it not been fixed, but now also the Holly hack doesn’t solve it anymore. I’m sure we’ll find a new fix for it soon though.

An old bug with a new effect: the phantom box bug. While the phantom boxes have disappeared, the demo now shows the list to extend outside the box, as in the screenshot of Opera 7.1’s rendering (at P.I.E.).

This is all I found in about 15 minutes – who knows what will be next…

2 Responses to “IE7 Release Candidate 1”

  1. I the see the market for CSS designers spiking very soon as everyone tries to get their site IE6/IE7/Firefox/whatever compliant.

    I don’t know if the IE7 automatic update propagation is a good or bad thing for site designers. I guess you might as well get it over with.

  2. Els says:

    I think you could call it bad in the sense that it makes their work more complex, but at the same time good, because extra work means extra pay.

    I for one, am looking forward to getting more work 😉