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Monthly Archives: March 2008

>Introduction to XML technologies

>There’s a guy from the U.S. that calls himself Gerald that wrote a blog entry aiming to introduce XML technologies (from a Java point-of-view):

Quite interesting, especially for beginners or to those wanting to take a step back and getting another overview.

Note that he also mentions XINS as a web services framework.

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Posted by on 29 March 2008 in concepts, java, xins, xml

 

>Firefox 2.0.0.13 released

>Firefox 2.0.0.13 was released. No features added, just some security vulnerabilities fixed.

 
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Posted by on 28 March 2008 in firefox, firefox2, security

 

>Opera also claims 100/100 on Acid3

>Although they don’t provide a publicly downloadable build yet (unlike WebKit), Opera also claims they have a score of 100/100 on Acid3. Coming soon to a download location near you…

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in Geen categorie

 

>WebKit passes Acid3 test

>Wow, they did it! While my Firefox 3 beta 4 (on Mac OS X 10.4) gets no more than 68 points (out of 100), the WebKit team managed to make their browser engine pass the Acid3 test:

Now they ‘just’ need to do some profiling to make sure the test is passed quickly and the animation is smooth…

They sure deserve some credit for this!

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in acid3, browsers, compatibility, standards, webkit

 

>CSS improvements planned for MSIE 8.0 (final)

>On the Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, a new article appeared today, titled “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers – Standards Highlights Part 2“. This article points to a document about the various IE versions and CSS compatibility:

From the document, it becomes clear that while IE 8 beta 1 already improves CSS compatibility compared to IE 7, there are still some improvements planned before the IE 8 final release:

So there’s still something to look forward to…

I wonder how much of this will affect the IE 8 score on the Acid 3 test, but I don’t expect them to beat WebKit anytime soon (who just achieved 100/100).

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in browsers, css, ie, ie8, msie, msie8, standards

 

>Ajax Performance

>Here’s a great blog about client-side JavaScript and CSS: Ajax Performance. Some articles of interest:

Interesting stuff!

 
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Posted by on 24 March 2008 in ajax, css, ecmascript, javascript, performance

 

>Browser-specific CSS

>The main browser engines support some CSS properties (or property values) that are not (yet) standardized. These get a browser engine-specific prefix, to maintain future compatibility, as the property (value) may make it into a standard, but possibly with slightly different characteristics.

The prefixes used are:

Microsoft is not that careful with CSS compatibility, their Internet Explorer does not use a prefix, except for one property: -ms-interpolation-mode.

Here are lists of CSS properties/property values specific to these browsers:

 
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Posted by on 24 March 2008 in browser, browsers, css