W3C News

Participating at W3C’s TPAC 2009

November 3rd, 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 specifications that improve interoperability between…

Bringing Google Sidewiki goodness to Google Chrome, Part I

October 29th, 2009

Google Sidewiki was introduced a month ago as a new way of contributing helpful information to any webpage. Google Sidewiki appears as a browser sidebar, where you can read and write entries along the side of the page. A lot of great Sidewiki entries have since been written throughout the web — a few of…

WebGL Now Available in WebKit Nightlies

October 19th, 2009

Introduction WebGL is a new standard being worked on in the Khronos consortium. The work done in Khronos is only available to its members, so I can’t show you the spec just yet. But it will become public within the next few months after a review by Khronos members. The good news is that WebGL…

Pavel Feldman and Dmitry Titov are now WebKit reviewers.

October 13th, 2009

Pavel has contributed some great new features for the Web Inspector and spent a lot of time on the Web Inspector to help unfork the Chromium port. Dmitry has worked on timers, workers, test improvements, and various other enhancements. Please join me in congratulating Pavel and Dmitry on their reviewer status!

WebKit Page Cache II – The unload Event

September 22nd, 2009

Previously I touched on what exactly the Page Cache does and outlined some of the improvements we’re working on. This post is geared towards web developers and is therefore even more technical than the last. In this article I’d like to talk more about unload event handlers, why they prevent pages from going into the…

WebKit Page Cache I – The Basics

September 17th, 2009

This is the first of two posts that will center around a modern browser engine feature that doesn’t usually get a lot of press: The Page Cache. Today I’ll talk a bit about what this feature is, why it often doesn’t work, and what plans we have to improve it. Page Cache Overview Some of…

Supporting Web Standards Development with SuperPreview

September 16th, 2009

This post is a guest post from Steve Guttman, of the Expression Web team. Expression Web has created an interesting tool, SuperPreview, which we thought the IE blog audience would be interested in. Internet Explorer 8 is an important release because it reconfirms Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability and renewed emphasis on Web Standards. My team—which…

Guidelines for add-on developers

September 9th, 2009

It’s well understood that the typical computer users today spend much of their time in their web browser, making it the most important software on their computer. Users expect their browsers to be easy to use, fast, stable and secure. Over the past few months, users have downloaded thousands of great browser add-ons from…

Tip: Opening links in new tabs

August 11th, 2009

Tabs can be great for working with multiple pages at the same time. But if you open them by right-clicking links and selecting “Open link in new tab,” you might not have realized that there’s an easier way. Just use your middle mouse button (it might look like a wheel) to click a link, and…