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The Molly and IE story keeps getting better

Molly E. Holzschlag, formerly of the Web Standards Project (WASP) has joined the IE team on a contract basis to work on standards and interoperability issues.

"I’m very excited to announce that I will be working to advance standards and interoperability education and outreach. The goal is essentially two fold:

  • To provide resources to Web designers and developers (including internal developers at Microsoft) as they work toward a more standards-oriented goal - no matter which tools and technologies are being used. [....] We’ll also be doing hands-on tutorials, continuing with our chat series, and I’ll be blogging a column called “The Daily Molly” which will provide short news, tips and tricks, and items of interest to the community
  • To work with Microsoft as well as all browser and tools vendors. It is my desire that persistence coupled with diplomacy will assist us all in moving to a time where interoperability becomes the heart of the Web again"

Pete LePage, Product Manager for IE has shared his thoughts on the role Molly will be taking on while on the team:

"When Molly and I first started talking about what her role would entail, I explained to her I wanted to hire Molly, not "Microsoft Molly", but Molly.  She isn't going out and pimping things, and she's not going to be telling you things she doesn't believe in, she still be out working to make the web a happier place for all web designers and developers to be."

There's a good working history between Molly (via WASP) and Microsoft. So anything that can be done to get more focus on the standards work required for IE is great news for users, web designers, developers and especially testers....

Good luck Molly!

Posted: Jan 30 2007, 11:41 PM by alexbarnett | with 2 comment(s)
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Alex Barnett blog said:

What does microformat-aware Web browser look like? Richard MacManus has some of the answers , summarizing

# May 11, 2007 5:33 AM

Alex Barnett blog said:

Clucking bell, Molly Holzshlag really has kicked the web standards beehive with a blog post expressing

# August 13, 2007 8:45 PM