At the MIX conference, we demonstrated how the standard web patterns that developers already know and use broadly run better by taking advantage of PC hardware through IE9 on Windows.
First, we showed IE9’s new script engine, internally known as “Chakra”
We shared the data and framework that informed our approach, and demonstrated better support for several standards: HTML5, DOM, and CSS3.
We showed hardware-accelerated SVG support in IE9.
Finally, we announced the availability of the first IE Platform Preview for developers, and our commitment to update it approximately every eight weeks.
Of most interest for me was the teams choice to support the H.264 codec for HTML5 video. I wrote another detailed blog post on this topic - HTML5 <VIDEO/> + IE9.
The blog posts:
- HTML5, Hardware Accelerated: First IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers
- About the Platform Preview
- IE9 Platform Preview Feedback
- SVG in IE9 Roadmap
The sessions from MIX: