In this post, you will see some of the features from the W3C HTML 5 Working Draft, from the W3C Web Applications specification, and from the ECMA Script-262 Language specification.
While most of these specifications are still a work in progress, with Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft has started delivering support for several features…offering to web developers the opportunity to build compelling and optimized scenarios (for instance, support for native JSON APIs or native CSS Selectors).
The following step-by-step demos are included:
- Network Connectivity
- DOM Storage
- Cross Domain Request (XDR)
- Native JSON Support
- Native JSON vs. External JSON Libraries Performance
- Ajax Navigation
- CSS Selectors
- CSS Selectors Performance Analysis
- Mutable DOM Prototypes
Check-out Giorgio Sardo’s blog post at: http://blogs.msdn.com/giorgio/archive/2009/11/29/ie8-and-html-5.aspx