5331797 story Opera CTO Thinks IE Will Be Forced To Support SVG 411 Posted by timothy on Sunday July 26, 2009 @03:42PM from the even-paternalism-has-the-occasional-perq dept. Julie188 writes "Opera Software is, as expected, preening over the forthcoming browser ballot box feature in Windows 7. It will put the Opera name in front of millions of users who probably never heard of it. But that's not the only reason Opera is gloating. CTO Håkon Wium Lie feels that today's decision will force Microsoft to make Internet Explorer do a better job of supporting standards, particularly the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Lie would also like to see Apple and Linux makers follow suit with browser ballot boxes of their own."