When can we expect MS tooling & platform support for IE8?

Thinking of the lag time between versions of Visual Studio and ASP.NET I’m starting to wonder how long it’s going to be before we can expect updates or new versions that better support and even promote the adoption of IE8 and its support for web standards. Today, ASP.NET 2.0 doesn’t render in XHTML compliant mode unless you force it too, and Visual Studio’s support for the DOCTYPE declaration is limited at best while the VS2008 ASP.NET designer can still be broken by completely valid HTML and CSS. For IE8 to truly reach its potential and have the impact it should we need updated tools and platforms from MS.

Is anybody listening?



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