The Definition of Irony (via Microsoft)

Don’t even get me started on “Document Compatibility” in Internet Explorer 8. In my opinion, flagging content as kosher for a specific version, of a specific browser, on a specific operating system, flies in the face of everything Web developers have been pushing for in the last decade plus. But I digress.

What’s the definition of irony? When you’re in an editor and click on the “learn more about document compatibility” link, which opens in your default browser (Opera 9.6x) and this is what you see. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the following screen shot is of a document labeled (and all about) “Defining Document Compatibility“:

Screen capture of Microsoft's "Defining Document Compatibility" page in the Opera Web browser

Screen capture of Microsoft's "Defining Document Compatibility" page in the Opera Web browser

Seriously … Microsoft … is this some kind of giant Andy Kaufman-esque joke that I don’t get?

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