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This is the personal blog of Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft (and ex-Group Program Manager).

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I am, however, making a fresh start…

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:19:00 +0000 moving my blog.  Please move your references to this blog to my new one, at

Where have I been?

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:09:00 +0000

I know a few people have wondered why I appear to have stopped blogging altogether.   Well, the short version is because I did.  The longer version is that I got tired of dealing with the negativity  – although it's been suggested that I turn off comments, that isn’t really me.  I don’t think “not...

I feel happy, too…

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 07:33:00 +0000

...that someone got it.  Thanks, Hal - standards compliance and not breaking existing websites are, in fact, why I show up to work. BTW, I will be at Web Directions North 08, MIX08, and (this just in) SXSW08.

Not that you need me to tell you this…

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:09:00 +0000

...but IE8 now correctly renders the Acid2 smiley face in IE8 standards mode.

My opinion.

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 18:36:00 +0000

Golly, I love this job. Okay, before you read any further, go read the tagline of this blog. In case you're reading it through RSS, I'll paste it here: "This is the personal blog of Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft (and ex-Group Program Manager)." Underscore that "personal" bit....

What I think about ES4.

Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:05:00 +0000

Dean Edwards asked me in a comment on the IEBlog what I personally thought of the ES4 proposal. ('You say that "Microsoft" think that the web is best served by the creation of a new language. Your name is at the bottom of this article. What do *you* think?' - I'll let the FUD comment...

Best. Spam. Evar.

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:12:00 +0000

"Dear Chris: This is a shameless marketing e-mail, so if you don’t want to be marketed to, FOR GOODNESS SAKES, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER."

Oh! Oh! Wait!

Thu, 02 Aug 2007 17:03:00 +0000

I'm skeptical cat!

I am… sad cookie cat.

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:53:00 +0000

You are: Sad Cookie Cat 54% Affectionate, 40% Excitable, 60% Hungry You are the classic Shakespearian tragedy of the lolcat universe. The sad story of a baking a cookie, succumbing to gluttony, and in turn consuming the very cookie that was to be offered. Bad grammar ensues. To see all possible results, checka dis. Link:...


Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:06:00 +0000

This Thursday, I'm going to be going on vacation.  For the first time in a very long time, I'm actually going to be totally offline for at least part of it - since I'm spending a week on a liveaboard dive boat in the Dry Tortugas (west of Key West in Florida).  So, if you're...