HTML 5 Support Shown in Second Preview of Internet Explorer 9
The second preview of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is now available. The IE team announced the availability on the team's blog at HTML5 and Same Markup: Second IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers.
IE9 improves IE9’s performance, support for standards, and hardware acceleration of HTML5. We’ve also updated the test drive site with a new set of developer samples to show what developers can do with GPU-powered HTML5.
The team writes, "Developers should expect much more from browsers in order to deliver the graphically rich, interactive applications that HTML5 will enable. In IE9, our goal is to provide professional-grade, modern HTML5 support on top of modern hardware through Windows. The IE9 Platform Preview and the samples at the test drive site show the significant performance gains that web pages enjoy when a browser takes full advantage of the PC’s hardware capabilities through the operating system."
See the blog post for more details on exact benchmarks at HTML5 and Same Markup: Second IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers. Get the developer preview at Test Drive IE9.
Bruce D. KyleISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation