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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ndrw
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2009-06-30

It's only 2 years old if you count SP3 and 6 years old if SP2 (a major rework). It works very well and upgrade is not an option for many reasons. Sorry, XP is here to stay.

The problem is IE6, which is still hugely popular in some countries or organizations and its quirks are still shaping the web. I hoped IE9 would nudge at least some of IE6 users to use a standard compliant browser. Apparently that wasn't the goal for Microsoft (not really a surprise, why to fight a won war if there are challenges elsewhere).

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