PNG transparency finally in IE7 w/o having to use hacks

Wow, I found this to be a good read on PNG transparency in the upcoming version of Internet Explorer 7. A developer (Sam Fortiner) from the Internet Explorer team now has a blog and explains all.
Wonder what this means for the community when IE7 is released to the masses. hmmm. 😉
Check it out:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/04/26/412263.aspx

3 Responses to PNG transparency finally in IE7 w/o having to use hacks

  1. Matt says:

    Does anyone know when IE 7 will be released for general use (just so I can begin to mentally prepare myself for this milestone)?

  2. Yay! No more CSS hacks … good bye filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader :p hehe

  3. John Dowdell says:

    Hmm… we should make sure various types of Fireworks native file formats work well during beta… most applications ignore these extra authoring extensions in the PNG file, but in the past some have choked on such private chunks:
    http://libpng.org/pub/png/spec/1.2/PNG-Encoders.html#E.Use-of-private-chunks
    This doesn’t come up in general WWW use, because of filesize concerns, but it’s useful to have an editable graphic for local networks. D’you know where Microsoft is in its schedule now, Alan…?
    tx, jd/mm