Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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RE: Real tests
by Kroc on Sat 26th Jun 2010 11:51 UTC in reply to "Real tests"
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Microsoft are focusing on more than just raw JS execution speed as most of the browser’s time is spent outside JS doing DOM and layout. In this respect, IE9 is faster as everything is hardware accelerated right down to the text.

IE9 is neither released, nor finished but it shows an approach that is ahead of the other vendors. I doubt it will last though, hardware acceleration is planned to arrive with the other browsers who will still ship first.

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