How to make your site faster: use web standards!

Justin Garret from the IE team published a post on the Exploring IE blog late last week that explains how web standards not only help reduce the cost of development and the complexity of testing across browsers and devices, but also achieves noticeable performance benefits. Justin’s post describes results of performance tests run on sites…

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Speed and Mobility: An Approach for HTTP 2.0 to Make Mobile Apps and the Web Faster

This week begins face to face meetings at the IETF on how to approach HTTP 2.0 and improve the Internet. How the industry moves forward together on the next version of HTTP – how every application and service on the web communicates today – can positively impact user experience, operational and environmental costs, and even…

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HTML5 Labs Prototype Update for W3C Media Capture API

Today, the Internet Explorer blog posted an interesting update of an HTML5Labs prototype of the W3C Media Capture API.  A usable and standardized API for media capture means Web sites and apps will be able to access these features in a common way across all browsers in the future. You can read the full post…

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W3Conf: Get up to Speed on the Modern Open Web Platform

Are you a Web developer, designer or just interested in the space? Well, if you are, you really don’t want to miss W3Conf. W3Conf is the W3C‘s first ever 2-day conference for developers and designers, and is uniquely focused on cutting edge technologies that work today across browsers. It is being held in Redmond, Washington…

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Site Ready WebSockets

Today the Internet Explorer blog has a post on site ready Web Sockets, which talks about how WebSockets technology has made significant progress over the last nine months and how the Web gets richer and developers are more creative when sites and services can communicate and send notifications in real-time. As Brian Raymor, Microsoft’s Program…

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New Media Capture Audio Prototype Released

As we announced in April, we have been working hard on developing a prototype to cover the Media Capture API, a draft specification that defines HTML form enhancements to provide access to the audio, image and video capture capabilities of a device. As such, I am delighted to be able to announce that today we…


New WebSockets Update Continues to Interoperate with Firefox, Eclipse’s Jetty

The WebSockets prototype has been updated on our HTML5 Labs site, bringing the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 07 Protocol Specification. This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based on 07 specification. The majority of the changes in this update are around client-to-server masking.  In the WebSockets 06 Protocol…


Microsoft + Joomla! at J and Beyond 2011

It is not that often that we have the chance to visit a medieval abbey in Europe…but that is exactly what we are doing this May: we are sponsoring and attending J and Beyond, a major Joomla! event that will take place on the Rolduc Abbey in the Netherlands on May 6-8 2011.  Besides being…

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FileAPI Prototype Added to HTML5 Labs, More Prototypes Coming

Last December, when we launched HTML5 Labs, the place where Microsoft shares prototypes of early and unstable standards, we committed to regularly update these prototypes and add additional prototypes based on what will most help with the testing of the specifications. Ongoing Prototype Updates, Spec Analysis and Investigation Since then, we have updated the WebSockets…

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Latest WebSockets Release Interoperates with Firefox, Eclipse’s Jetty

We have updated the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site, which brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 06 Protocol Specification.   We have extended our interoperability testing so that now, along with LibWebSockets, we tested interoperability with Jetty, an open-source project providing an HTTP server, HTTP client, and javax.servlet container, developed by the…

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