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Submission + - Opera Reader: Paging the web (opera.com)

howcome writes: "Around 2000 years ago, the Romans developed the codex. Different from scrolls – the previously accepted literary format – the codex had pages that were bound together into what we today call books. Browsers have since brought scrollbars back. Today, Opera released a labs build of its Opera Reader. With a few CSS3 extensions, common web content can be paged. Perhaps all those wonderful books in Project Gutenberg finally will look good in browsers?"

Submission + - IE8 breaks web standards promise

An anonymous reader writes: An article in The Register tells the story of how Microsoft's interoperability promise for IE8 was broken in less than six months. In March, Microsoft announced that their upcoming Internet Explorer 8 would: use its most standards compliant mode, IE8 Standards, as the default. Note the last word: default. Microsoft argued that, in light of their newly published interoperability principles, it was the right thing to do. This declaration heralded an about-face and was widely praised by the web standards community; people were stunned and delighted by Microsoft's promise. This week, the promise was broken.

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.