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Windows Internet Explorer Engineering Team Blog

August, 2012

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    Full-page Animations Using CSS

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    Internet Explorer 9 introduced support for CSS 2D Transforms. Internet Explorer 10 Developer Preview added support for CSS 3D Transforms and CSS Animations . By tapping the power of your GPU and running asynchronously from regular JavaScript, these IE10 features provide a more performant and flexible alternative to traditional script-based animations for Web content. In previous blog posts, we covered CSS 3D Transforms as well as CSS Animations and Transitions . In this post...
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    Exploring Device Orientation and Motion

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    Today, we released a prototype implementation of the W3C DeviceOrientation Event Specification draft on HTML5Labs.com . This specification defines new DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a device. Such APIs will let Web developers easily deliver advanced Web user experiences leveraging modern devices' sensors. How This Helps Developers With the Device Orientation API, developers can explore new input mechanisms for games, new gestures for apps (such...
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    IE 9.0.9 Available via Windows Update

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    The August 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer...
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    Optical Zooming in Legacy Document Modes

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    Internet Explorer 9 introduced sub-pixel font positioning as part of its hardware-accelerated rendering of HTML5 content as described in this IEBlog post . That was an important step into the future as it enabled zoom-independent text metrics—an important characteristic when pinch-zoom is part of the browsing experience as it is in IE10 on Windows 8 touch-enabled devices. As noted in that post 18 months ago, IE9’s legacy compatibility modes use whole-pixel text metrics. This...
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    Microsoft SmartScreen & Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates

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    Today two Certificate Authorities (CAs), Symantec and DigiCert , announced the introduction of EV code signing certificates. Their announcement is a positive development for users and businesses because it helps both sides reduce fraud and increase trust. We want to provide some more details about what this means for Microsoft’s SmartScreen and the Windows 8 application ecosystem in general. Windows Store & Windows 8 Apps The introduction of the Windows Store and...
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