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A Microsoft "web technical evangelist" has indicated that he wants Internet Explorer 9 to include the HTML5 Canvas tag, a means of rendering 2D graphics inside a browser. But for reasons unknown, the company won't actually commit to the tag. Today, during a panel discussion on the web browser's future at the Web 2.0 Expo in San …

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Gates Horns

Hard? Of course it is.

Everything is hard when you don't really know how to do it.

Or what company does know, and can be bought up.

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Microsoft

Guess what? Microsoft will fail to implement a HTML standard and fuck developers over. Again.

Gotta leave people hungry for IE10, right guys?

Or maybe they'll see that their fucking incessant retardation is the reason their market share is dropping faster than a techie's patience threshold after exposure to IE6.

In short: Do. Not. Want. Stick to holding down new technologies and punishing your locked-in customer base, what you're best at.

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IT Angle

Funny Quote

"We look at implementing it in a consistent way, so it works as well across browsers, and we look at performance."

I LOL'd

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Riiight...

"""We look at implementing it in a consistent way, so it works as well across browsers, and we look at performance."""

And what we see is kinda hard, so we say "Fuck it Dude, let's go bowling."

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He is right, well sort of

Since they have never really supported standards before and did their own thing. Catching up to the competition is a monumental feat. They have to do everything whereas the competition has how they implemented it in the past and can work on getting the new portions in their code.

I do not fel sorry for Microsoft at all. They waited too long to start their homework and have no one to blame but themselves.

I also can't believe that he said IE 9 will be fast. $h!t, I can use any other tabbed browser and open a dozen tabs faster than IE can open one. IE is single threaded at best and sits around doing nothing and thus prevents you from doing anything.

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Blah blah blah

Microsoft sure know how to talk the talk. Fast this, compatible that but anyone who has been in this industry for more than a short time knows full well that the never fucking deliver.

Ever.

You have to wonder whether guys like this and that other one crapping on about 15 billion windows embedded devices actually believe the tripe they spout

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Jobs Horns

Silverlight

MS don't want Canvas because they're balls out pushing for mass scale adoption of the Silverlight lock-in.

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Go

Pleeeeaaaase

I'm a big fan of Canvas. Luckily we have ExplorerCanvas to fill the gap but it's not perfect. And it really wouldn't be hard to implement, hell, I could probably do it myself.

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"We're investing a lot in HTML5. We believe in HTML5."

Uh, obviously. If you don't, then you're in the wrong room.

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Accessibility

The reason canvas is not included is that no one has worked out a way to do it accessibly. Rightly, Microsoft is very reluctant to include non-accessible technology into their browser.

http://www.webdragon.com.au/news;tag,Accessibility

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silverlight?

This anything to do with silverlight?

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