Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:21 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "With the latest releases of Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox continuing to push the boundaries of the web, the once-dominant Internet Explorer is looking less and less relevant every day. But we should expect Microsoft to go on the offensive at its upcoming MIX 2010 developer conference in Las Vegas, where, it has been speculated, the company will demonstrate the first beta builds of Internet Explorer 9 and possibly offer a preview release of the browser to developers. Several clues point to the possibility that the next version of IE will include broad support for HTML5 elements, vector graphics and emerging CSS standards. If Microsoft plays its cards right in Vegas, IE 9 could be the release that helps IE get its groove back in the web browser game."
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RE[3]: Trident engine
by WereCatf on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trident engine"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

you would be suprised, they are pretty vocal about this stuff, see for yourself: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/

Indeed, and it's just a good thing they are: Microsoft has been bashed for years about IE so it's good PR for them to publish as much news regarding their ongoing development regards IE, and it's good for developers to know where IE stands so they'll be in a better position to decide what features they can use on their websites and/or web applications.

One thing that's REALLY important about all this: the more standards compliant and the more secure IE becomes the better it is for all those end-users who don't use alternative browsers.

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RE[4]: Trident engine
by Delgarde on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Trident engine"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Indeed, and it's just a good thing they are: Microsoft has been bashed for years about IE so it's good PR for them to publish as much news regarding their ongoing development regards IE, and it's good for developers to know where IE stands so they'll be in a better position to decide what features they can use on their websites and/or web applications.


Yeah, they've gotten a lot better at communication in recent years. I think they've realised that while they keep silent and secretive, they're excluded from the communities that form around their more open and more responsive rivals. It's *really* bad for business when that happens.

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