Linked by Enrico Pallazzo on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:07 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft added a couple of new Christmas themed HTML5 demos to their IE9 test drive site which included Vorbis audio in addition to the AAC audio in the audio tags. They've since modified both demos to remove the Vorbis audio. It seems Microsoft is happy to use Vorbis in HTML5 pages internally, just not publicly.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Any one play with IE on windows 7 phone? Yikes! tapping on the IE tile felt like I was about to regret it, and man did I ever. It really brought back memories of early 2000 pocket pcs. Everything else on it is nice and new and exciting. IE is just wrong. It feels old. Maybe its 90% in my head, but I would seriously just change the name.


Like they changed the name of frontpage so developers could use it without having to admit to people they were using frontpage.

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Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

Like they changed the name of frontpage so developers could use it without having to admit to people they were using frontpage.

Except they haven't.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, they did.

Frontpage 2003 was the last version of frontpage Microsoft's HTML design program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_FrontPage#Versions

Microsoft Expression Web was first released in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Expression_Web#Version_histo...


Granted, they also changed lots of stuff, no doubt. But, at the end of the day their old web page designer was called frontpage, and the new one was called Microsoft expression Web.

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

I think it's in your head. I use IE on WP7 frequently. It feels fine for a mobile browser. It isn't IE9, but it's fine for the kind of websites I visit on my phone.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Take a look at cnn.com in IE on windows 7 phone vs Android's stock browser.

In Android it has formated the page to make it easy to click on the links with your finger. Each link has an increased target zone that will activate the link. The web page acts as if it were really an app.

On IE, the mobile page is rendered like it would be on a desktop. Its more difficult for me to click on the stories, due to their decreased target area, and I've got the smallest hands out of everyone I know.

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