I’m probably the last one to blog about the announcement that Internet Explorer 7 will support tabs natively. The reason is that I don’t think it’s that big of an announcement. To me, it’s like saying, “IE7 will have a minimize button” or “IE7 will have a statusbar.” In my mind, this is the dinkiest little feature they could add that should have already been there.

I’m on the side of those who posted comments on this one: what about the standards support. Granted, I’m happy there will be tabs…finally…but that’s something that any hack programmer with Visual Basic could make for themselves. What we really needs is better standards support, period.

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