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Take HTML5 for a Drive

HTML5 is a key part of IE 9, driving video and audio -- all the things Flash and Silverlight now support. I've recently interviewed many of you about IE 9, and the latest HTML got high marks (that article will be coming out soon).

Developers can try out pre-tested, generally stable, but not 100 percent solid version through a new Microsoft Web site -- HTML5 Labs.

The new spec isn't yet finished, but given what you've told me about IE 9, it should be done soon.

For those of you that can't wait for my article, here's a quick rundown: IE 9 is faster, and has a sleeker, Chrome-style interface that most of you like and some don't. I'd say a majority of you find the IE 9 beta stable, but a number had issues, including some serious ones that trashed systems (that's why many beta test on spare computers).

What is your approach to beta testing? Are you a beta test junkie, avoid it like SARs or set up a controlled environment to test safely? Share your experience at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/22/2010 at 1:18 PM


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