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: Hmm ...
by Neolander on Mon 28th Jun 2010 08:01 UTC in reply to "Hmm ..."
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The amount of work presented here (and the manner in which it is presented) shows a firm commitment by Microsoft to participate in the web in a way that makes developer’s lives easier and allows for all new innovations in the native web. (H.264 aside, mind). As mentioned before, this is in stark contrast to Apple, and the Microsoft of the IE6 years.

Could you explain why you say this?

AFAIK Safari 5 (and WebKit in general) is the most ACID conformant browser. Which, is why - one would imagine - WebKit has been adopted by Google, RIM, and Nokia.


True, but Apple also favors proprietary standards like H.264 and -webkit tags. Just like Microsoft did with IE in the old days : embrace (existing web standards), extend (with proprietary tags and ActiveX, unfair tactics to crush competition), extinguish...

Edited 2010-06-28 08:02 UTC

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