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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RE: Windows phone 7
by siimo on Tue 29th Jun 2010 06:45 UTC in reply to "Windows phone 7"
siimo
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2006-06-22

Don't mean to burst your bubble but I read somewhere that WP7 will have a variant of the IE7 rendering engine.

Link: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-7-browser-is-based-on-inte...

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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2006-07-30

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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RE[3]: Windows phone 7
by arpan on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows phone 7"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

One more thing. Right now web designers & developers need to spend time fixing bugs in IE7 because it has such a large share.

But I can't see that happening for mobile sites, where the good mobile browsers (webkit & opera) are already compliant and have a majority of the share.

The result will be that users browsing from IE7 on WinPhone7 will see a large majority of mobile sites broken, and they will rightly blame MS for that.

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RE[3]: Windows phone 7
by n4cer on Wed 30th Jun 2010 00:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows phone 7"
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2005-07-06

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 :-(



The latest news is that IE 9 will enter beta in August. Windows Phone 7 is supposed to be shipping in October. They simply won't have stable IE 9 code ready in time for Windows Phone 7's launch. That aside, they do plan to ship regular updates to the base platform just as they've done with Zune, so they're likely to update the browser probably within a few months of IE9's desktop release (i.e., however long it takes the mobile team to port and test the code following the desktop release).

The initial version of IE for Windows Phone 7 is a mix of 7's rendering engine and some CSS/Javascript enhancements from 8.

Some info at the links below:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff462082(v=VS.92).aspx (webkit info on this page is outdated, see the blog)

http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/CL23 (this session basically mentions XHTML 1.0/XHTML-MP/HTML 4.01/ES3/DOM 1.0 / CSS 2.1)

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/iemobile/

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