WebFX Ends IE Support

We’ve decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer at WebFX. A long time ago we told Netscape 4.x users to upgrade and now it is time for all the Internet Explorer users to start experiencing the web the way it was meant to.

RCC moves out of SVG 1.2

In the exisiting working draft for SVG 1.2 the W3C adds something called RCC. RCC is a way to define custom elements in SVG. It is very similar to XBL and tries to solve the same issues as both XBL and Microsoft’s behaviors has tried to solve before this. I’ve previously commented about the duplicate ...

DHTML Windows

Yesterday I got an email from a lawyer involved in a patent lawsuit regarding DHTML windows. That is internal windows, inside your web browser created using DHTML. I’m almost sure we had DHTML windows in 1997 or 1998. The lawyer is looking for prior art (before Januarey 1st, 1999). I’ve yet to find any proof ...

IE7

Dean Edwards is on a killing spree. A few weeks back I posted about his MS behavior emulation for Mozilla. Now his goal is to improve IE6 to support more standards, mostly CSS2, using scripting. The main idea behind the script is to go through the CSS rules and modify them to rules that IE ...

SPAM Overload

These last 24 hours I’ve been getting around 500 spam mails per hour. The amount of spam we get actually forced us to turn off Spam Assassin and the virus checker running on our mail server because these were making the server come to a crawl and making anything email related too painful to accept. ...

Internet Explorer is removing support for URIs

Forget everything I say below. I’m an idiot. Read the comments to see why. As I mentioned in an earlier post IE is having some very serious problems with URIs that contains user names and passwords. Support for user name and passwords is a required part of the URI specification. Now, instead of fixing the ...

Sortable Table Update

It’s been almost a whole year since we last posted any real updates to WebFX. I finally got together and polished Sortable Table 1.1. I hope this update makes a few people satisfied because it makes it very easy to add custom sort types. function parseUsDate( s ) { var parts = s.split( "/" ); ...

Mozilla Behavior Emulation

Dean Edwards has created an XBL binding that allows Mozilla to use IE behaviors. This is something I’ve thought about doing but I put that on hold because Mozilla does not allow custom style properties. Dean, however came up with a pretty good solution. He uses the id of the binding as the URI to ...

The War of the Web, Part 2: Microsoft vs Macromedia

It is now more or less obvious that the browser wars are dead for good. But that does not mean that the battle of the web is over. This time the main battles are all about Rich Internet Applications. A few weeks back Microsoft introduced Avalon and XAML. Now it is time for Macromedia to ...

Eric Lippert

If you like JavaScript, the programming language, as much as I do I think you’ll really like Eric Lippert’s weblog. Eric is a Microsoft developer who works worked with JScript (the language and script interpreter/compiler) so he knows what he is talking about. Eric confirms my theory about memory leaks in Internet Explorer in this ...