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[3]: Real tests
by rdean400 on Sat 26th Jun 2010 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Real tests"
rdean400
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If you look at the HTML behind Web 2.0 applications, you'll find that they're not simple anymore, and the complexity can bog down a software-based renderer. Being able to offload the layout processing to the GPU helps a lot.

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