IE 7 DOM and JS Changelog

Here are the DOM and JavaScript changes in the latest version of Internet Explorer 7, as well as the planned ones for the final release, since Internet Explorer 6.0 which was released in 2001: Begin Changelist ----------------- ----------------- End of Changes

WebOS in the News

In 1999 I was working at a company called WebOS that was doing a window environment and application platform that run inside the browser using techniques that nowadays people refer to as Ajax. It seems like it is time for companies to try the same concept again. Ars Technica and ZDNet are covering YouOS (which ...

6 Months at Google

Maybe my little April fools joke was a bit too obvious. Me leaving Google for Microsoft? That would never happen. I don’t think anyone ever left Google for Microsoft and there is a reason why. Google is just awesome. At Google I got to work with the smartest people and they have all of the ...

ExplorerCanvas

Over the last few months, me, Glen and Emil have been working on an open source version of canvas for Internet Explorer. The implementation uses VML and IE style filters (for image rotation, rgba and globalAlpha). It implements most of the specification but some areas are a not implemented (for example composite drawing, patterns, radial ...

JS Generics

With JavaScript 1.6 Mozilla introduced generic version of a lot of the Array and String methods. Without broad support these very useful methods are in reality only available to Firefox and Firefox extension. Personally I’ve become too used to them to survive long without them. I’ve previously posted the JS 1.5 array extras and I’ve ...

Don’t trust this guy

I was reading through an article about Atlas at eWeek where they quote Russ Nemhauser, head of Nemhauser Media Inc.: “JavaScript is not an object-oriented language. It does not have strong typing; there is no exception handling; and there is no inheritance. One of the biggest problems with the AJAX approach is the amount of ...

IE7b2, is it intentionally this bad?

Here are just a few things that are incorrect, horribly broken or totally non-existent in Internet Explorer Beta 2. (This is far from a complete list. I’m assembling this list as I’m writing this post.) DOM Level 1 Core Comments are still incorrect Attributes are still horribly broken DOM Level 2 Views document.defaultView getComputedStyle getOverrideStyle ...

Emil is on Fire

Emil has been really active lately. Not only did he emulate canvas in IE, he also used it to create a slick charting control for WebFX. On my end: Google is really awesome, San Francisco is the best city ever and my girlfriend is super sweet.

Go Glen

This is what Glen Murphy has been working on since he started at Google.

The W3C’s Response to HTML5

So it seems that the W3C are finally realizing that XForms and SVG 1.2 is not going to replace the web. Today they annonced the Web API Working Group which is basically doing exactly what the WHATWG has been doing for more than a year. I really hope that no one is reinventing the wheel ...