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  • 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: Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers

    Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing , Resource Timing , User Timing , and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand the real-world performance of navigating, fetching resources...
  • Blog Post: EtchMark Under the Hood: Building a Website that Handles Touch, Mouse, and Pen – and Device Shakes

    EtchMark is a new take on the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, showcasing IE11’s improved support for touch and emerging Web standards (including Pointer Events and Device Orientation ). In this post, we’ll walk through several features that you can easily add to your own sites to build an experience...
  • Blog Post: Enabling new interoperable panning experiences through the CSS Scrolling Snap Points Specification

    Today, we submitted a new proposal to the W3C, CSS Scrolling Snap Points, designed to enable fast and fluid panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. These APIs enable developers to more easily build panning experiences such as paginated...
  • Blog Post: IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7: 30% Faster than Other Browsers and Even More Support for Web Standards

    Internet Explorer 11 continues to provide the best Web experience that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch, across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. The IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is available for download today and includes performance improvements making it 30% faster than...
  • Blog Post: Online Professional Quality Video: Premium media experiences without plug-ins in Internet Explorer 11

    Internet Explorer 11 introduces new plug-in free audio and video streaming that is based on the latest proposed extensions to the HTML5 video specifications and is built on the latest operating system media and power management capabilities. The new media features in Internet Explorer 11 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Updates to the Internet Explorer Testing Center

    With the release of Internet Explorer 11 Preview as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview , we have updated the IE Testing Center to include new test cases for the standards supported in IE11, advancing browser interoperability. As Web developers are building for more browsers and devices, they want to be...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Recommendations

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group recently published three specifications as W3C Recommendations with full implementations from all major browser vendors, advancing developers’ ability to accurately measure the performance of Web applications and make the Web faster. Over the last three years, companies...
  • Blog Post: W3C Transitions Pointer Events to Candidate Recommendation

    Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a Candidate Recommendation, an important step towards a standard and interoperable way to handle input from touch, pen, mouse, and more. This fast 5-month progression from First Public Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation is a mark of the effective collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward – Seattle 2013

    On April 12-13, Microsoft hosted a record-setting Test the Web Forward event to advance the Web by creating interoperability tests. Dozens of volunteers from Adobe, AT&T, Blackberry, Mozilla, and many other local companies joined us at our Seattle offices to learn about Web standards testing, how...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Professional-Quality Online Video: New Specifications for Interoperable Captioning

    Video captioning on the Web is about to get significantly better, putting in place another critical building block for enabling professional-quality online video delivery and playback. To achieve the experience of broadcast television, the Web needs to provide captioning capabilities including word highlighting...
  • 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: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D Reach Candidate Recommendation Status

    Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. The specifications are on track for finalization by 2014. We want to congratulate the W3C on this achievement and bringing...
  • Blog Post: W3C Web Performance: Continuing Performance Investments

    The W3C Web Performance working group recently held the W3C Workshop on Performance on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The goal was to hear current challenges and proposals for new performance ideas for the working group to consider. There were 45 attendees from 21 organizations, including most browser manufactures...
  • Blog Post: W3C Charters Pointer Events Working Group

    Following Microsoft’s submission of the Pointer Events specification , the W3C announced Friday the launch of the Pointer Events Working Group . The group intends to use Microsoft's proposal, based on the APIs available today in IE10 on Windows 8, as the starting point for a Recommendation track specification...
  • Blog Post: W3C Web Performance Workshop

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group is looking for new use cases and performance issues to solve in its next chartered period. To that effect, the Working Group is holding a public workshop on November 8, 2012, in Mountain View, CA where performance experts and Web developers are invited to present...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance: When millisecond resolution just isn’t enough

    Sometimes measuring time in millisecond resolution just isn’t accurate enough. Together with industry and community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has worked to solve this problem by standardizing the High Resolution Time specification. As of this week, this specification has been published...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Docs Debuts with Developer Resources

    Today, we are taking another step forward in helping developers achieve the goal of interoperability through same markup. We’re happy to be part of creating Web Platform Docs (WPD) , a new W3C hosted community resource for developers and designers who use open Web standards. For developers the Web is...
  • Blog Post: Towards Interoperable Pointer Events: Evolving Input Events for Multiple Devices

    Today, the W3C has accepted and published Microsoft’s member submission describing a new way for Web sites to support multiple pointing devices such as mouse, pen, and multi-touch. Our proposal for a new Pointer Events Web standard is based on the APIs available today in IE10 on Windows 8. The...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Candidate Recommendations

    We’re pleased to share that three new W3C Web Performance Working Group specifications moved to W3C Candidate Recommendations. Accurately measuring the performance characteristics of Web applications is critical to making the Web faster. In addition, developers need the ability to effectively use...
  • Blog Post: New Blob Constructor in IE10

    IE10 in Windows 8 Release Preview adds support for a Blob constructor . We earlier wrote about and demonstrated IE10’s support for a BlobBuilder interface , an in-progress interface in the File API: Writer W3C Working Draft . This interface enables developers to work with files on the client PC...
  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward

    The quality and correctness of different browsers’ HTML5 engines continue to vary widely. We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at W3C to further the goal of web platform interoperability and same markup. In total, we have submitted 7573 tests that you can view at the IE...
  • Blog Post: Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview

    As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that: Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or changes and no renaming or major changes are expected; Are supported by at...
  • Blog Post: WebSockets in Windows Consumer Preview

    In Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Server Beta, IE10 and all other Microsoft WebSocket client and server features now support the final version of the IETF WebSocket Protocol . In addition, IE10 implements the W3C WebSocket API Candidate Recommendation. WebSockets are stable and ready for developers...
  • Blog Post: Media Capture Prototype: Improved Support for Real World Web Apps

    Today we updated on HTML5 Labs the previously released Media Capture prototype to better align it to the latest W3C editor draft . The HTML Media Capture working draft continues to evolve alongside related discussions in the Web RTC workgroup, and we have blogged previously about...
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