Microsoft has a new blog post up related to web image standard support in their upcoming web browser update Internet Explorer 10.
The company said that they are now deprecating Vector Markup Language and DirectX-based Filters and Transitions.
Internet Explorer 10 support web standards like SVG and CSS3 for the same now.
Because IE9 document mode supports both DX Filters and some of the standards-based alternatives, it is wise to avoid specifying both properties on the same element. Libraries such as Modernizr make it easy to use feature detection with CSS and avoid duplicate declarations.
More than any version of IE before, IE10 works with the same markup and code as other popular browsers (once any CSS vendor-specific prefixes are updated to include “-ms-”). Going the other way, the removal of these two legacy features means that content developed for IE10 should also work in other browsers.
Users benefit when all browsers can work with the same standards-based content.
In other words, they are finally admitting that their own web technologies fractured web development and they are finally working on fixing the mess!