Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:31 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX "WebGL is basically an initiative to bring 3D graphics into web browsers natively, without having to download any plugins. This is achieved by adding a few things to HTML5, namely, defining a JavaScript binding to OpenGL ES 2.0 and letting you draw things into a 3D context of the canvas element." Also see the press release for more details.
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Sweet! Now we need a webkit plugin for IE
by CaptainN- on Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:58 UTC
CaptainN-
Member since:
2005-07-07

Seriously, IE users always end up with so many ridiculous toolbars and other forms of malware - let's give them an ActiveX plugin that embeds an entire modern browser, so we can stop being required to support IE6! Maybe that's just wishful thinking.

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drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

Who cares about IE?

People started leaving Netscape when sites started becoming "optimized for Internet Explorer". It is now time for sites to be optimized for anything but IE.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

They left Netscape when their market share was 5% or less. IE still controls quite a large percentage - even IE6 alone is in the double digits percentages (10-20% on most sites I deal with). It's really not practical to ditch that browser line yet - but asside from IE6, IE8 still has crap JS performance, and no support for the goodies in html5 (video/audio/canvas/svg) - and still don't have support for basics like DOM events. They are sitting on the market, wasting time and money of every developer who is forced to support that tired platform, while they refuse to get on board with what so many developers are clearly asking for. MS really must hate their web developers quite a bit.

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3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

Seriously, IE users always end up with so many ridiculous toolbars and other forms of malware - let's give them an ActiveX plugin that embeds an entire modern browser, so we can stop being required to support IE6!


That is an even awesomer idea than the 3D canvas.

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