Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 18:53 UTC
Google Hold on to your security blanket, people, because Google is rolling out a pretty big change to its search engine. Not too long ago the internet was in a shock because Google rolled out a new feature that allowed you to pick a background image for the Google home page, just like Microsoft's Bing. Google went a lot further today, and has launched Google Instant, adding search-before-you-type results to the Google home page.
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by ssokolow on Wed 8th Sep 2010 20:05 UTC
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I'm not sure how they're doing this new feature, but if they're using CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) to easily separate "before results" and "regular results" onto different server pools using cross-domain XMLHttpRequest, then Opera won't be supported. (Font libraries + @font-face also uses CORS)

In my experiments, I discovered that it's supported by:
- Any Gecko 1.9.1+ browser (Firefox 3.5+ but not Camino which is still on Gecko 1.9.0, probably SeaMonkey)
- Any modern WebKit browser (Safari 4+ (at least), Chrome, Midori)
- Internet Explorer 8 (with limitations)

Arora (QtWebKit) has the API but it seems broken in 0.10.2.

Opera has no support at all in 10.61. I haven't tested the 10.7 pre-releases.

Edited 2010-09-08 20:08 UTC

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