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