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[5]: Real tests
by WorknMan on Sat 26th Jun 2010 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Real tests"
WorknMan
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Okay. It's just that when I hear about browser hardware acceleration, I see in the future Canvas-powered websites which use the GPU for stupid things, just like Flash currently does.


If we're lucky, somebody will create a 'Canvasblock' extension, so we can only turn it on only when it's needed, which, if it's like flash, will be about 2% of the instances where it's actually used.

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