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Google, Opera Fork WebKit. Samsung Joins Firefox to Push Servo

by Abel Avram on  Apr 04, 2013

There are two major browser developments recently announced, both targeting parallel architectures: Google and Opera with Blink, a WebKit fork, while Samsung joins Mozilla to push Servo forward.

One Less Browser Engine: Opera Switches to WebKit

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2013

Opera will release new versions of their browser for mobile and desktop based on WebKit. They are also going to integrate Chromium.

Debugging Mobile Web Apps: Weinre and JSConsole Now, Remote WebKit Eventually

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2011

Debuggers in mobile web browsers are anemic at best. InfoQ takes a look at existing workarounds and tools like Weinre and JSConsole, as well as the upcoming changes in mobile browsers that will bring full debugging support. Also: the two mobile browsers that already live in the future and ship remote debugging support.

jQuery Mobile Beta 1 Supports Many Browsers and Platforms

by Abel Avram on  Jun 24, 2011

jQuery Mobile has reached the Beta 1 milestone with support for all major browsers and mobile OSes. A final release is expected by the end of the summer.

Microsoft Rejects WebGL for Security Reasons

by Abel Avram on  Jun 17, 2011 4

Microsoft cites two reports analyzing security flaws in WebGL as the main reason for not endorsing a 3D graphic standard actively supported by Google, Mozilla, Opera, and Apple.

Microsoft Tips the Scale in Favor of HTML 5 and H.264

by Abel Avram on  Apr 30, 2010 1

Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager for Internet Explorer at Microsoft, has announced that IE9 will use only the H.264 standard to play HTML 5 video. Microsoft seems to have become very committed to HTML 5, while Flash loses even more ground. The announcement came the same day Steve Jobs detailed why Apple does not accept Flash on iPhone and iPad.

The HTML 5 sandbox Attribute Improves iFrame Security

by Abel Avram on  Jan 28, 2010

The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) is working jointly with W3C on developing the HTML 5 standard, which has been at "Last Call" at WHATWG for the last 3 months. During this time one feature which has changed more significantly is the sandbox attribute of the iframe element. sandbox can be used to isolate untrusted web page content from performing certain operations.

Opera Unite Gives the Power Back to the People

by Abel Avram on  Jun 16, 2009 4

Opera Software, which promised to revolutionize the Internet, has just released the latest version of their browser, Opera 10 Beta 1, incorporating a server technology called Opera Unite allowing users to directly connect to each other to share data and communicate without an intermediary running the necessary services for them.

Location-Aware Browsing to become Mainstream?

by Dio Synodinos on  May 23, 2009

With the W3C working on a specification that defines an API for providing scripted access to geographical location information, Mozilla recently announced built-in Geolocation support for Firefox 3.5. This is aligned with an earlier announcement from Opera that also adds support for Geolocation in their browser. Will this make geographically aware applications ubiquitous?

Browser Wars Reignite with Opera announcing Caracan and Apple releasing Safari 4 Beta

by Dio Synodinos on  Feb 28, 2009 3

With the Web becoming the default development platform, we are witnessing major innovations in browser technology. In the spirit of time, Opera has announced plans for “the fastest JavaScript engine on the market” code named Carakan and Apple has released Safari 4 in public beta with several new features and improvements.

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