Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8

I’m a bad geek. I read an article about what could be a great solution for browser compatibility issues and my first though is OMG the browser bloat.

I’m sorry — I don’t want my browser to render a webpage the way it was written ten years ago, I want people to go back and cull their code of garbage. If the page is still valuable, then there’s value in keeping it up to date. Clean out all those spoiled electrons, update their pages to match the current standards, and maybe just maybe take invalid/non-useful/non-relevant/garbage content down off the web.

Just because we can save everything doesn’t mean we should. Especially if it means Internet Explorer, which seriously needs to go on a diet as it is, now has to maintain its blubber from one generation to the next.