On 24/06/2009, at 9:58 PM, Matthew Pennell wrote:
This is so stupid - the reason that Outlook uses Word instead of a decent rendering engine is because of the same standards advocates complaining so much about IE6 being bundled with Windows! You can't have your cake and eat it too...

You seem very sure of yourself on this one, but wasn't Office 2007 launched at the same time as Windows Vista which included IE7 at that time? Also, if an developer wants to use embedded IE within their application they can bundle the version they'd like to use. Why is Microsoft any different?

I agree with you that Microsoft not being allowed to package their own browser with their operating system is a farce, but it's a bit of a stretch to say that it's driven their decision to switch to using Word as the rendering engine for Outlook.


Nathan de Vries

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