Some highlights/rants of a great product.
Improved SVG support
Initial DOM support. In 8.5 one could not manipulate the SVG using scripting.
Opera now partially supports using CSS with SVG (no :hover support).
This is dog slow…
they really need to do something about it or remove it entirely.
Web Forms 2
Basic support for Web Forms 2 (part of HTML5). The controls look pretty bad and
obviously has not gone through usability testing. Still it is good that there
are more implementations available than the IE one.
XSLT and XPath
XSLT can now be used to both style XML documents as well as used for scripting using the
Mozilla interface, XSLTProcessor. XPath is available to scripting using DOM
Level 3 interfaces.
Allow HTML elements to appear in front of iframes and plugins I thought Opera
were going to make all plugins window less no matter what but it seems I had my
hopes too high. Only windowless plugins work as expected (same bugs as in IE).
document.designMode – The demo created for Midas
works pretty well.