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Features in Internet Explorer 10 – IE10 Platform Preview-Review Features

Posted on November 15, 2012 | No Comments

IE10 expands on Internet Explorer 9 functionality in regards to CSS3 support, hardware acceleration, and HTML5 support. It will be divided into two versions with different user interfaces: a new Metro app that will not support plug-ins, and a traditional desktop application that will retain plug-in support.

New CSS3 Properties

IE10 will support CSS3 gradients (W3C Draft Specification) and the following properties can be applied to element backgrounds:

Usefully, Microsoft has provided a CSS Gradient Background Maker on their Test Drive website.

If floated elements are causing you grief, IE10 will offer several alternative layouts methods:

CSS3 Flexible Box Module — or “Flexbox” (W3C Draft Specification)
CSS3 Multi-column layouts (W3C Draft Specification)
CSS3 Grid Alignment (W3C Draft Specification)
Flexbox and multi-column layouts are supported in other browsers (with vendor prefixes), so the technologies should become feasible if you’re happy to accept a downgraded appearance in IE9 and below. Assuming no other vendors beat Microsoft, IE10 will be the first browser to support Grid Alignment.

New User Agent

IE10′s new user agent string is:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)

Mobile version

At the Windows Phone Developer Summit in June 2012, Joe Belfiore announced Windows Phone 8 due towards the end of 2012, which will include a mobile version of Internet Explorer 10 that offers four times faster JavaScript performance and two times more support for HTML 5 features. It includes Microsoft SmartScreen and supports touch in HTML5 apps

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