With the release of Internet Explorer 11 Preview as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, we have updated the IE Testing Center to include new test cases for the standards supported in IE11, advancing browser interoperability. As Web developers are building for more browsers and devices, they want to be more efficient by using the same markup across their sites. Having clear tests of standards support in browsers helps drive clarity and completeness for both the Web community and browser vendors, leading to a more interoperable Web.
We’re submitting these new test cases to standards bodies through their official process for review, feedback, and inclusion into the official test suites.
In addition to our internal test case development, we also participate in public W3C sponsored events through Test The Web Forward. At these events we work with the developer community and other browser vendors to write tests that move W3C proposals forward. The event last April was sponsored by Microsoft and took place in our Seattle offices. Together we were able to contribute 514 new tests in just one day.
As always, we look forward to working closely with standards bodies and their membership to make the Web better through the Web standards process.
We encourage other browser vendors to help the W3C finish the HTML5 specification by providing additional tests to the official HTML5 testing task force.
Matt Gradwohl & Rajkumar Mohanram Internet Explorer Test Managers