Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by abraxas on Thu 7th Jan 2010 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

IE8 has decent JS, Google docs works in it just fine. Yes it loses to other browsers in JS benchmarks but that doesn't mean that AJAX developers are held back by IE. Those benchmarks are mostly used by Google for bragging rights. Real-world differences are minimal. Your browser is more likely to choke on a small Flash ad than a website filled with JS.


Perhaps you haven't used another browser then. JS on IE is orders of magnitude slower than JS on Gecko or Webkit based browsers.

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