Participating at W3C’s TPAC 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…


The CSS Corner: writing-mode

Introduction The writing-mode property enables text layout for non-Latin languages like Japanese and Arabic. Supported in IE since release 5.5, this property has been significantly updated in IE8. Our goals were threefold: To make its behavior more predictable for developers To align with relatively newer CSS concepts like shrink-to-fit sizing To further the CSS3 Text…


ECMAScript, Fifth Edition Candidate Specification Announced

Yesterday was a significant milestone in the web’s continuing evolution—the announcement of ECMAScript, Fifth Edition Candidate Specification (formerly known as ECMAScript 3.1 back when I last mentioned it); the “Candidate Specification” stage is the last stop on the road to becoming a final standard. Read more about it on the Jscript blog! This is a…


What’s new in JScript for IE8

During Beta1 and Beta2 pre-releases of IE8, we’ve blogged about the performance optimizations done in the Script engine and the addition of new language features such as native JSON support. We also provided details about the JScript Debugger and the JScript Profiler –that shipped as part IE8 Developer Tools One of the big pieces of…


More Web Standards Tests Submitted to the W3C

Internet Explorer 8 represents a leap forward in support for web standards.  We believe that IE8 has the first complete implementation of CSS 2.1 in the industry and it is fully compliant with the current CSS 2.1 test suite. The only way to know if a browser has correctly implemented a specification is to develop…


RTM Platform Changes

Hi, I’m Kris Krueger, the Test Lead for the developer platform in Internet Explorer. When we announced the IE8 Release Candidate, the call to action for site owners, software developers, designers, and administrators was to test with the Release Candidate build and make any changes necessary to create the best possible customer experience with IE8….