Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:44 UTC
Windows Microsoft rolled out a bunch of patches today for Windows 8, and the most important one is that Flash in IE10 now works with a blacklist instead of a whitelist. "Well, the biggest news is that Microsoft has enabled Flash to work now in Internet Explorer 10 for RT. If you recall, Microsoft only allowed a few, specific websites with Flash to work on Internet Explorer 10 citing performance and battery life reasons. There was even a neat little work around that you could do yourself to bypass this. Now, Microsoft have reversed that decision, which they say is due to more sites becoming IE10 compatible." There's a firmware update for Surface RT as well, and I have to admit my Surface RT feels a little faster and smoother - especially typing. Could be reboot-induced, though.
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RE: Oh, the arrogance!
by Delgarde on Wed 13th Mar 2013 01:31 UTC in reply to "Oh, the arrogance!"
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

It's IE10 that needs to be compatible with websites that work fine with every other browser .. we don't want the 90's browser hell all over again...


Not quite. While they're not perfect, most of the compatibility issues I've seen in IE9 and 10 have been because of all the workarounds that people had to write for previous versions - as IE becomes more standards compliant, those workarounds start causing problems instead of fixing them.

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RE[2]: Oh, the arrogance!
by sukru on Wed 13th Mar 2013 06:19 in reply to "RE: Oh, the arrogance!"
sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

I agree. That's why they were heavily advocating feature detection (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/04/14/same-markup-writing-c...) instead of browser detection.

Normally frameworks like jQuery are supposed to solve this problem, however many web "so called" developers still use <IF IE> like constructs as a shortcut to real engineering.

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