Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 12th Mar 2012 05:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar
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Well, Opera is a special case. Apple bans anything that can load external software and execute it, which includes a browser executing Javascript. However, with the Opera browser for iOS, Javascript isn't executed; Opera's server just presents a barely interactive page and updates it remotely. This way, no javascript is actually executed on the device. How well this works for more complex stuff, I have no idea.

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