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Daniel Bates is now a WebKit reviewer!

March 18th, 2010

Daniel has made many valuable contributions to WebKit including additions to the XSSAuditor, which helps prevent reflective cross site scripting attacks, as well as numerous changes to drag and drop ensuring that WebKit complies with the HTML5 spec. Of course, all of this was supported with thorough tests and improvements to WebKit’s testing harness. Recently, Daniel has been working on…

Test drive 104 new Professional-grade tests for web standards

March 18th, 2010

The Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview build marks an important milestone in the development of the next version of Internet Explorer. A significant part of the platform preview is focused on new or proposed World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards. The goal of industry standards is actually “interoperability.” For HD television standards, that means…

Working with the HTML5 Community

March 9th, 2010

We’re always excited to engage with members of the W3C including the developers of other browsers as well as the broader web development community to help shape the direction of emerging Web standards, particularly HTML5. This includes participating in events like TPAC, which we wrote about in November, and on-going engagement with various working groups. …

Announcing a WebKit Contributors Meeting

March 9th, 2010

Apple will be hosting a WebKit Contributors Meeting at its campus in Cupertino, CA on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13 from 9am to 6pm PDT. The meeting is targeted at contributors to the WebKit Open Source Project. The meeting will have an “unconference”-like format, allowing plenty of time for impromptu sessions/discussions and hacking….

W3C HTML Working Group Publishes New Drafts

March 5th, 2010

Last week, the W3C HTML Working Group reached a decision to publish several new working drafts and these are now available. The discussion about what to publish and how to structure the HTML5 specification has taken several months. In November, at the TPAC meeting, a request was made for the Microdata section of the specification…

MIX – Microsoft, W3C and SVG

February 22nd, 2010

In addition to our engagement in the SVG Working Group, Doug Schepers, W3C Team Contact for the SVG Working Group, and I are going to be presenting SVG: The Past, Present and Future of Vector Graphics for the Web, at MIX 2010 in Las Vegas this coming March to share help developers understand where SVG…

Windows Beta Released and More!

February 11th, 2010

Desktop is proud to announce that Opera 10.5 for Windows is now in Beta! :hat: Head on over to the Next Browser page to download a copy for yourself http://www.opera.com/browser/next/ Note: Geolocation is disabled in the public Beta until we iron out the last details with our location provider. You can still test it and…

W3C SVG Working Group Update for January 2010

February 2nd, 2010

In this post, I want to share some examples of the progress going on in the SVG Working Group. Microsoft recently joined the SVG Working Group, and other members (Mozilla, Apple and Opera among others) welcomed us warmly. I’m hopeful about the ways that SVG (both its current direction and future potential) could make the…

Nate Chapin is now a WebKit reviewer!

February 1st, 2010

Nate got his start in WebKit with helping to upstream Javascript bindings for the Chromium port into WebKit. During that work, he learned much about WebKit style as well as getting to know the bindings quite well. Since then, he continued to do a prodigious amount with the bindings and improved them in many ways….

Mitchell Baker Honored with Aenne Burda Award at DLD-Conference in Munich, Germany

January 27th, 2010

Mitchell Baker, chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, was awarded the Aenne Burda Award at the international Digital Life Design Conference in Munich, Germany. Mitchell is the fifth recipient of the award that honors successful, creative female entrepreneurs that are visionaries of the digital world. She received the award for alternative and transparent developments in software. To…