Ian Hickson talks some more about backward compatibility and advancing the web in the face of IE6. As he lists all the things IE can't, won't, and never will do, I think: IE sucks so very much.
But, at least IE is a stable platform to react against. You don't have to worry about dead end products pulling the rug out from under you. Maybe IE7 is the right direction -- it's ironic, though, that IE's competitors have to consider improving IE just so their own products' improvements are useable.
Oh, PyDS does - kind of. You can activate the online/offline switch. That way you can disable upstreaming. The preview still works. Activate upstreaming again and your stuff will go out. Ok, it _is_ a bit cumbersom for single posts ;_)
Oh yes, IE sucks in so many ways. Here's some more food for thought at the browser warning
Personally, I have been burnt many times and wasted 100s hours in the past working around IE quirks. Yesterday, it happened again, and I didn't realize it till now, leaving a portion of The CDCer header chopped off by IE for hours!
The cause of the problem is the negative margin surrounding the header block. This is a common CSS practice to control layout, and it worked fine with Firefox and Opera on both Windows XP SP2 and Mac as well as Safari, but not IE 6.0.
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