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I know it's really irrelevant, but on IE8 the badges look like this:

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Or nobody here cares about iE?

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What are you talking about. Internet Evil? Inappropriate Extremists? – Ladybug Killer Aug 7 '10 at 16:31
Would it be rude of me to point and laugh? – dmckee Aug 7 '10 at 17:14
@dmckee There are computers where you are stuck with IE – NullUserException อ_อ Aug 7 '10 at 19:12
@perbert I can't – NullUserException อ_อ Aug 7 '10 at 19:13
@NullUser Sure, you can be stuck in a specified environment. Most of us have been at one time or another, but the "pain" of having square badges simply doesn't engage my sympathy. Man up, if that's the worth thing that happens to you all day you doing pretty well. – dmckee Aug 7 '10 at 19:23
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IE7 and IE8 don't support any rational border-radius CSS. Perhaps IE9 will?

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We can only hope... not that I'd actually use it anyway. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 7 '10 at 19:10
Yes, Jeff, IE9 will support border-radius. – NullUserException อ_อ Aug 7 '10 at 19:14
@null once IE9 is a public release, we'll look at adding that. – Jeff Atwood Aug 7 '10 at 19:29
What about Opera? Recent releases of Opera support border-radius too. Or, is Opera-based traffic too little to justify that? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 7 '10 at 19:37
@Jeff: Now there is a public release, will this be reconsidered? – Richard Sep 16 '10 at 7:30
@richard doesn't IE9 support the various existing border-radius'es? In general we don't begin supporting a browser until it's a public release. – Jeff Atwood Sep 16 '10 at 9:45
@Jeff: 1. AFAIAA IE doesn't support anything from other browswers own CSS namespace (i.e. -moz- etc.). 2. "Public release": do you mean RTM or just "public"? 3. /status-by-design/status-planned/? – Richard Sep 16 '10 at 12:17

The badges use -moz-border-radius, so I think this is by design

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It's worth noting they also use -webkit-border-radius as well, so it's not just Mozilla/Firefox support :) – Nick Craver Aug 7 '10 at 16:51
@Nick - Huh, I can't find -webkit... in .badge or .badge-tag or the entire CSS files. I only see -moz... (using Firebug) – Peter Ajtai Aug 7 '10 at 17:05
@Peter: because the -... styles are intended to be browser-specific. If Firebug showed -webkit styles, then Firefox would be recognizing webkit styles, and that defeats the whole purpose (preliminary implementations that don't necessary match the standard). – Shog9 Aug 7 '10 at 17:09
@Shoq - Whoops, I thought the rules would still show up if I browse the CSS files through Firebug, even if they're not implemented. – Peter Ajtai Aug 7 '10 at 17:14

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