Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

You can specify multiple video sources with <video>. Thus, annoyingly, you can encode OGG and H.264 files and the browser will pick the right thing.

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Til then, we have to gather as webmasters and block users of versions of IE that don't comply with web standards, otherwise ten years from now, we'll still use the same old technologies and hacks ;)

'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista / XP


Excellent! (At last) ;)

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

If you have a custom theme in Windows, Safari does try hard to fit in, but seems to make mistakes with the height of the titlebar http://bayimg.com/HANCmaabM It handled my theme not to shabbily, all things considered. The weirdest thing is having no menu in Windows.

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nobody Member since:
2006-06-02

Til then, we have to gather as webmasters and block users of versions of IE that don't comply with web standards.


"Thank you for your proposal, but our tender requires that our site be viewable in Internet Explorer."

Is it a smart idea in these current economic climes to exclude potential (big) clients based merely on ideology and artistic-integrity?

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

You can specify multiple video sources with . Thus, annoyingly, you can encode OGG and H.264 files and the browser will pick the right thing.


That's all very good and well, but it's twice the serve space and extra development work for what should have been standardised.

As much as I hate flash, I can't blame web developers for using FLV to get around the lack of video embedding standard.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If MPEG4/h264 wasn't patent riddled to high heaven, we would have had a stadardised video format long ago. Thanks to the infinate wisdom of politicians and their enablers we now have a industry fragmented along political lines and each organisation or company thinking its beneficial to screw other companies in the process.

There are solutions out there, too bad the concern by organisations is short term profit at the expense of long term innovation and new business opportunities.

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