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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Windows phone 7
by arpan on Mon 28th Jun 2010 10:26 UTC
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One more incentive that MS has for making sure IE9 is fast and compatible with modern web standards is their phone OS.

At least in the beginning, for their OS to be successful, it will need to be able to work with current mobile sites. And all the best mobile sites have been designed to work with iPhones & Android devices. If their browser fails here, it could hinder their new platform severely. All current smart phones are using webkit (iPhone, Android, WebOS, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung Bada etc.) So they need something that works atleast as well as webkit.

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RE: Windows phone 7
by siimo on Tue 29th Jun 2010 06:45 in reply to "Windows phone 7"
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Don't mean to burst your bubble but I read somewhere that WP7 will have a variant of the IE7 rendering engine.


But yeah maybe future version of WP may benefit from all this.

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RE[2]: Windows phone 7
by arpan on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:17 in reply to "RE: Windows phone 7"
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Yeah I read about that somewhere, but I don't think it's been confirmed yet.

But it just makes no sense to me. Why go to all this trouble to prepare IE9, and then ship Windows Phone 7 a month or two early and not include IE9.

IE7 is slow, and non compliant, and will get loads of bad reviews. If MS is stupid enough to release Windows Phone 7 with an ancient browser, I'm pretty sure they will get a lot of bad reviews, and they will deserve each one.

I'm definitely not looking forward to start debugging even mobile browers for IE bugs :-(

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