Archive for August, 2009

What to expect of DD_roundies 0.0.3 and IE8

August 25, 2009
  1. It’s going to work. I had the good fortune of being able to pull out some kludges specific to IE8 RC1, which is, as we know, no longer relevant.
  2. The roundies aren’t going to show up immediately. Period. IE8 doesn’t support CSS expressions anymore, so there is going to be, at the very least, the wait for onDomReady to complete.

Bug reporting etiquette

August 25, 2009

I’m way, way, WAY behind on responding to bug reports.  I’ll only partially apologize; I feel bad that I can’t always help a fellow out, and it’s been months since I’ve responded to some people, but I have significantly less willingness to write experimental code during these beautiful summer days.

With that in mind, if you’ve found a problem with either DD_roundies or DD_belatedPNG (there are many), don’t email me code snippets or anecdotes. I want a full example of the malign behavior you’re seeing, in the form of a URL or an archive (.zip, .rar, .tgz, your preference).

I try to answer all email promptly and thoughtfully, but the volume has gotten to be a bit too much to manage.

To those of you who ask, “Does belatedPNG support background-repeat?” – don’t be that guy, read the docs, see the examples, or try it yourself.

To those of you who report bugs found in some online testing suite (such as BrowserShots) or multiple-IE-versions type software, I am plainly uninterested.  I use VirtualBox with a Windows guest, and have found that approach to be very accurate.