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ScreenCast: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 part 1: Interop Goodies


About This Video

In the screencast I show how IE8 is going to help with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.1 and browser  interoperability.   IE 8 will render in standards mode but with this meta tag:

     <!-- Use IE7 mode -->  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" /> 

developers can render the page in compatibility mode.  For a better Code Sample take a look here:  Defining Document Compatibility

While IE 8 is being designed to work with CSS 21, we are also forward looking to CSS 3.0 and some of the most popular tools.  To learn more about compliance check out the white papers here: CSS 2.1 Compliance

In addition the CSS demos, I show  some exciting HTML 5 features, specifically HTML 5's support for hash functionality, which allows some interesting interaction inside your AJAX applications.  Also I show some of the support for connection events as well as HTML 5's DOM storage capabilities.  These allow you to really have a near offline experience with IE.  To learn more about the improvement with IE 5 and AJAX development take a look here:
IE 8 Better AJAX Development

Also if your looking to download beta take a look here:

Please comment and let me know what you think!


Published Date: May 27, 2008
Presented By: Matt Hester




Video: WMV | MP4