Internet Explorer 8's Incompatability List Is Really SadS

Microsoft's "compatibility list" of sites that don't render correctly in Internet Exploder 8 RC1—requiring some non-standards mojo from the browser to look right—numbers some 2,400. They're off-the-beaten-path sites like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and YouTube.

Mary Jo Foley posted what looks like the entire list of broken sites, but here are some of the more ridiculous sites that don't display properly in IE8, and require it to render them old school style (aka not web standards compliant). Here are some of the more laughable ones.

microsoft.com
google.com
yahoo.com
cctv.com
msn.com.cn
live.com (a Microsoft site)
wikipedia.org
flickr.com
wordpress.com
adobe.com
facebook.com
apple.com
youtube.com
imdb.com
thepiratebay.org
dell.com
netflix.com
nytimes.com
gizmodo.com (In case you're wondering why you have problems in IE at Giz)
kotaku.com
sony.com

My eyes glazed over after a certain point, so if you see any other ridiculous entries, let us know in the comments.

Microsoft is going to constantly adjust the list, taking off sites that become compatible with its default "standards mode," and adding sites that people complain about. Here's the list for Vista users, and for XP people. Aside from this tragically amusing compatability issue—which Microsoft totally brought on itself by making Internet Exploder completely ignore web standards for years—IE8 is actually much better than IE7, and worth taking a look. [ZD Net]