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  • Blog Post: How to make your site faster: use web standards!

    Justin Garret from the IE team published a post on the Exploring IE blog late last week that explains how web standards not only help reduce the cost of development and the complexity of testing across browsers and devices, but also achieves noticeable performance benefits. Justin’s post describes...
  • 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 positively impact user experience, operational...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Labs Prototype Update for W3C Media Capture API

    Today, the Internet Explorer blog posted an interesting update of an HTML5Labs prototype of the W3C Media Capture API . A usable and standardized API for media capture means Web sites and apps will be able to access these features in a common way across all browsers in the future. You can read...
  • Blog Post: W3Conf: Get up to Speed on the Modern Open Web Platform

    Are you a Web developer, designer or just interested in the space? Well, if you are, you really don’t want to miss W3Conf . W3Conf is the W3C 's first ever 2-day conference for developers and designers, and is uniquely focused on cutting edge technologies that work today across browsers. ...
  • Blog Post: Site Ready WebSockets

    Today the Internet Explorer blog has a post on site ready Web Sockets, which talks about how WebSockets technology has made significant progress over the last nine months and how the Web gets richer and developers are more creative when sites and services can communicate and send notifications in real...
  • Blog Post: New Media Capture Audio Prototype Released

    As we announced in April, we have been working hard on developing a prototype to cover the Media Capture API , a draft specification that defines HTML form enhancements to provide access to the audio, image and video capture capabilities of a device. As such, I am delighted to be able to announce...
  • Blog Post: New WebSockets Update Continues to Interoperate with Firefox, Eclipse's Jetty

    The WebSockets prototype has been updated on our HTML5 Labs site, bringing the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 07 Protocol Specification . This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based on 07 specification. The majority of the changes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft + Joomla! at J and Beyond 2011

    It is not that often that we have the chance to visit a medieval abbey in Europe…but that is exactly what we are doing this May: we are sponsoring and attending J and Beyond , a major Joomla! event that will take place on the Rolduc Abbey in the Netherlands on May 6-8 2011. Besides being thrilled...
  • Blog Post: FileAPI Prototype Added to HTML5 Labs, More Prototypes Coming

    Last December, when we launched HTML5 Labs , the place where Microsoft shares prototypes of early and unstable standards, we committed to regularly update these prototypes and add additional prototypes based on what will most help with the testing of the specifications. Ongoing Prototype Updates,...
  • Blog Post: Latest WebSockets Release Interoperates with Firefox, Eclipse's Jetty

    We have updated the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site, which brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 06 Protocol Specification . We have extended our interoperability testing so that now, along with LibWebSockets , we tested interoperability with Jetty , an...
  • Blog Post: The WebSockets Prototype Gets Another Update

    As we continue to move forward with updating the prototypes on our HTML5 Labs site as quickly as possible, I am happy to tell you that we have once again updated the WebSockets prototype, a move that brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 05 Protocol Specification . ...
  • Blog Post: W3C Accepts Microsoft’s Tracking Protection Standard Submission

    The W3C announced today that they have formally accepted Microsoft's proposal on a common W3C standard for Web Tracking Protection, which means that the standardization process can now begin. An important part of our work with W3C is being an active part of existing working groups as well as identifying...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Moves Forward

    In case you missed it earlier this week, the W3C announced that it had extended the charter of the HTML Working Group , including clear milestones for HTML5, the next version of the platform-neutral HyperText Markup Language standard used worldwide for rendering Web pages, and the cornerstone of W3C...
  • Blog Post: The Updated WebSockets Prototype

    Following hot on the heels of last week’s update to the IndexedDB prototype , I am pleased to announce that we have also updated the WebSockets prototype, a move that brings the implementation in line with the WebSockets 04 Protocol Specification. In short, we added a new type of masking in...
  • Blog Post: The IndexedDB Prototype Gets an Update

    I'm happy to be able to give you an update today on the IndexedDB prototype, which we released late last year. The version 1.0 prototype that we released in December was based on an editor's draft specification from November 2, 2010. I'm happy to announce that this new version includes some of the...
  • Blog Post: Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video

    Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format. At Microsoft we respect that Windows customers want the best experience of the web including the ability to enjoy the widest range of content available on the Internet in H.264 format. Today, as part...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating the W3C & HTML5 With a New Logo Program

    W3C is the home of web standards The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been the home of web standards since 1994 and is a unique place where every major browser vendor (Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Opera) participate as one of the 322 W3C members. Logo now available Today, the W3C is...
  • Blog Post: Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

    Today we launched the HTML5 Labs Web site, a place where we prototype early and not yet fully stable drafts of specifications developed by the W3C and other standard organizations. These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the WebSockets Prototype

    As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Tomasz Janczuk, a Principal Development Lead in Microsoft’s Business Platform Division. In my blog post from last summer I wrote about a prototype .NET implementation...
  • Blog Post: IndexedDB Prototype Available for Internet Explorer

    As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Pablo Castro, a Principal Architect in Microsoft's Business Platform Division. With the HTML5 wave of features, Web applications will have most of the building blocks required...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 : Microsoft Participation in the W3C HTML Working Group

    I’m Paul Cotton, Group Manager, Web Services Standards and Partners, in the Interoperability Strategy Team. I’m in charge of a team that works on web services standards and interoperability. My team is involved in W3C, OASIS, WS-I, Apache and ISO/IEC JTC1 and cooperates with the vendor and user communities...
  • Blog Post: PHP and IE8 Web Slices

    Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) shipped with a new feature for web users called Web Slices. You can l earn more about web slices here. Essentially it lets you add enhanced links to your favorite bar that allow you to preview snippets of content from websites that you frequently visit without having to open...
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