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  • Blog Post: Updates to our platform roadmap

    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE , today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature...
  • Blog Post: Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

    We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users . This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Vertical writing mode improvements in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 June 2014 update improves and advances vertical writing mode layout. This enables features such as constant center baseline and ruby positioning preserving line height. Together, those improvements enable rich, interactive textbooks and publications for locales supporting vertical...
  • Blog Post: Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

    Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet ,...
  • Blog Post: Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build...
  • Blog Post: Flash in Windows 8

    Starting tomorrow, we are updating Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority of sites with...
  • Blog Post: Learning more about Pointer Events as the W3C publishes Last Call Working Draft

    On Tuesday February 19, the W3C published the Pointer Events specification as a Last Call Working Draft, a significant milestone in the path towards standardization and interoperability. Begun a little over 3 months ago, the specification aims to help developers more easily enable a new generation of...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit Available for Windows 7

    Business and organizations that want to manage their own update schedule can use the IE10 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 10. This Blocker Toolkit—like its predecessors for IE9, IE8, and IE7—is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. While we...
  • Blog Post: Advances in JavaScript Performance in IE10 and Windows 8

    Thursday, May 31, 2012, we delivered the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Sixth IE10 Platform Preview . Windows 8 includes one HTML5 browsing engine that powers both browsing experiences (Metro style and desktop) as well as Metro style applications that use HTML5 and JavaScript. The release preview...
  • Blog Post: Building cross-browser plugin-free experiences

    We've talked about how the transition to a plug-in free Web is happening today. Lots of Web browsing happens on devices that simply don’t support plug-ins. Web sites that use plug-ins need to understand what their customers experience when browsing plug-in free . In case you missed it, check out Rey...
  • Blog Post: Speed and Mobility: An Approach for HTTP 2.0 to Make Mobile Apps and the Web Faster

    This week begins face to face meetings at the IETF on how to approach HTTP 2.0 and improve the Internet. How the industry moves forward together on the next version of HTTP – how every application and service on the Web communicates today – can have a positive impact on user experience, operational...
  • Blog Post: Debugging IndexedDB Applications

    IndexedDB is a W3C Working Draft that enables JavaScript developers to store, search, and retrieve data on the user's local client, even when Internet connectivity is disabled . This blog post describes IDBExplorer, a tool we use internally to debug IndexedDB applications. IDBExplorer lets you...
  • Blog Post: Site Ready WebSockets

    The Web gets richer and developers are more creative when sites and services can communicate and send notifications in real-time. WebSockets technology has made significant progress over the last nine months. The standards around WebSockets have converged substantially, to the point that developers and...
  • Blog Post: Web Workers in IE10: Background JavaScript Makes Web Apps Faster

    Responsive Web pages result in happier consumers. With Web workers, Web applications are more responsive by offloading complex JavaScript algorithms to run in the background. For example, in this test drive ( link ), you can see that offloading the work to calculate movement of water in the fountains...
  • Blog Post: IE9’s Document Modes and JavaScript

    Internet Explorer 9 standards document mode enables the same markup and same script to work across browsers. You should use Internet Explorer 9 standards document mode to take advantage of new features in the ECMAScript, Fifth Edition standard (ES5) and IE9’s enhanced DOM programmability ....
  • Blog Post: jQuery 1.5.1 Supports IE9

    Last week the jQuery team announced the release of jQuery 1.5.1 . This is a bug fix release to jQuery 1.5 that includes a particularly exciting note: “jQuery now supports Internet Explorer 9 as a top level browser.” This means all known issues with IE9 have been resolved and new issues will be resolved...
  • Blog Post: Acting on Feedback: IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download

    The Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, available now at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages, reflects our unique approach to building the best experience of the Web on Windows. IE9 also reflects a more open and transparent approach with its regular cadence of platform previews for developers...
  • Blog Post: HTML5, Site-Ready and Experimental

    As the technologies around HTML5 continue to develop, people need a better way to distinguish the more experimental parts of HTML5 from the parts ready for use in mainstream sites. The recent browser technology kerfuffle around WebSockets offers a clear example of the problem that developers and consumers...
  • Blog Post: Interoperable HTML Parsing in IE9

    The HTML parser is an important part of how we deliver on same markup because it plays a vital role in how the DOM is constructed.  Therefore, it also plays a big role in how any DOM API or CSS rule is applied.  While we’ve talked a lot about some of the high-profile API improvements in IE9...
  • Blog Post: Exploring IE9's Enhanced DOM Capabilities

    For IE9 Platform Preview 4, we significantly re-architected how the Chakra JavaScript engine integrates into IE. This re-architecture, described in Dean’s post , subtly changes the programming model of the DOM for IE9 standards mode, making it consistent with new ECMAScript 5 capabilities, more...
  • Blog Post: Participating at W3C’s TPAC 2009

    This week the W3C holds its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting (TPAC 2009). There will be about a dozen people from the IE team participating and this is a valuable opportunity to continue working together with other W3C members on the next generation of web standards. High quality...
  • Blog Post: The CSS Corner: writing-mode

    Introduction The writing-mode property enables text layout for non-Latin languages like Japanese and Arabic. Supported in IE since release 5.5, this property has been significantly updated in IE8. Our goals were threefold: To make its behavior more predictable for developers To align with...
  • Blog Post: ECMAScript, Fifth Edition Candidate Specification Announced

    Yesterday was a significant milestone in the web’s continuing evolution—the announcement of ECMAScript, Fifth Edition Candidate Specification (formerly known as ECMAScript 3.1 back when I last mentioned it ); the “Candidate Specification” stage is the last stop on the road to becoming a final standard...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in JScript for IE8

    During Beta1 and Beta2 pre-releases of IE8, we’ve blogged about the performance optimizations done in the Script engine and the addition of new language features such as native JSON support . We also provided details about the JScript Debugger and the JScript Profiler –that shipped as part IE8 Developer...
  • Blog Post: More Web Standards Tests Submitted to the W3C

    Internet Explorer 8 represents a leap forward in support for web standards. We believe that IE8 has the first complete implementation of CSS 2.1 in the industry and it is fully compliant with the current CSS 2.1 test suite. The only way to know if a browser has correctly implemented a specification...
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