formed a task force with Microsoft Corp. to provide support as the company increases Web standards support in its products including Microsoft Visual Studio and ASP.NET
The announcement goes on to say:
â€œStandards are of increasing importance as Web developers strive to make their sites work across all browsers and accessible by the broadest set of customers,â€? said Brian Goldfarb, product manager for Web Platform and Tools at Microsoft. â€œASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 have made great strides in Web standards support, and Microsoft is committed to providing our customers with the best tools possible to create standards-conformant Web applications.â€?
WaSP and Microsoft developers will work together to better understand and execute on Web standards as defined by standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Up is down, black is white, I look out the window and I expect to see pigs flying by!
If this announcement is true (and I have no reason to doubt it is) then this is a great day for web standards.
Forgot to say thanks to Robert Scoble on whose site I first saw this mentioned.