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Apple style span is gone

August 16th, 2011

This week, I committed WebKit changes r92823 and r93001. They’re perhaps the most important changesets I’ve ever committed to the WebKit codebase because these changesets made WebKit no longer produce wrapping style spans on copy and paste and class=”Apple-style-span” anymore. In fact, these are two changes I’ve always wanted to make ever since I started…

Defense in Depth: Locking Down Mash-Ups with HTML5 Sandbox

July 14th, 2011

The Web is better when developers can build safer experiences in their sites. With each release of Internet Explorer, we’ve led the way with improvements to the browser to help ensure a safe and secure browsing experience. Now IE10 Platform Preview 2 includes full support for HTML5 Sandbox technology that allows developers to further lockdown…

4 new WebKit reviewers!

July 13th, 2011

I’m happy to announce that we’ve added 4 new reviewers to the roster: Chang Shu, No’am Rosenthal, Zoltan Herczeg and Philippe Normand. They are all long-time WebKit contributors, each with their own areas of expertise. Chang (Boston, US) is well versed in the HTML editing code and spatial navigation. No’am (Sunnyvale, US) is a QtWebKit…

Velocity 2011: The Performance Impact of Modernizing Internet Explorer

June 24th, 2011

Velocity 2011: The Performance Impact of Modernizing Internet Explorer Browsers need amazing performance to deliver on the promise of HTML5 applications. Modernizing Internet Explorer 9 has changed what’s possible with Web sites, and dramatically improved the performance of the HTML4 sites consumers use today. To demonstrate the real world performance gains in IE9 at the…

Web Inspector: Understanding Stack Traces

April 20th, 2011

Finding errors in JavaScript code both during application development and when it’s already released is an important part of web development. We’ve recently added a mechanism for handling uncaught JavaScript exceptions and made some improvements in the tools that allow you to work with stack traces. Now it’s a good time to summarize the ways…

It’s time for the 2011 WebKit Contributors Meeting!

March 23rd, 2011

Apple will once again be hosting a WebKit Contributors Meeting. It will be held at the Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, CA on Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th from 9am to 6pm PDT. This meeting is for contributors to the WebKit Open Source Project. As with the meeting last year, this event will have…

Brian Weinstein is now a WebKit reviewer!

March 15th, 2011

Over the last year and a half, Brian Weinstein has been doin thangs around the WebKit project with abandon. He’s made improvements to the Web Inspector, implemented gestures support on Windows 7, fixed regression tests, improved our test harness, and designed and implemented new APIs for WebKit2. Now he’s going to start sharing his magic…

Benjamin Poulain is now a WebKit reviewer!

March 3rd, 2011

Benjamin is one of the most active QtWebKit contributors. Over the last year and a half, he’s been making bug fixes and performance improvements in the Qt port layer, as well as the layout and rendering layer. He usually has good feedback on almost anything, and I look forward to having him review our patches. Please…

User Experiences – Listen, Learn, Refine

February 15th, 2011

Your feedback is an essential part of how we refine the user experience for the final product. The IE9 beta reached millions of users around the world (over 25 million downloads), and we received a lot of feedback – a total of over 17,000 pieces of feedback since the start of IE9. The extensive reach…

February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available

February 9th, 2011

The February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer or if a user opens…