Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.
As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that:
- Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or changes and no renaming or major changes are expected;
- Are supported by at least two browsers other than IE10;
- Are interoperable across all these browsers for the features’ core use cases;
- Are already used on the Web, including in their unprefixed form; and
- Reached Candidate Recommendation since Windows 8 Consumer Preview or are likely to become Candidate Recommendations in 2012.
The following W3C draft standard features match these criteria and IE10 now supports them in their unprefixed form:
- Gradients (CSS Image Values and Replaced Content)
- CSS Animations
- CSS Transitions
- CSS Transforms
font-feature-settingsproperty (CSS Fonts)
- Indexed Database API
- Timing control for script-based animations (requestAnimationFrame)
For compatibility with sites and apps developed using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, IE10 also supports these standards in their vendor-prefixed form using the Microsoft vendor prefixes (
IE10 also supports the following W3C draft standards in vendor-prefixed form. We believe these drafts do not yet meet the criteria listed above:
We’ve heard all this before. In Microsoft-speak, “supports” does not mean it works as expected or is even usable. It might only mean IE won’t crash if you use it. It will still be the worst browser on the planet (and it isn’t even released yet).
Which brings up another point. Don’t you just love how everyone talks about IE10 like we all talk about the current release of any other browser? It’s as if IE10 is already out there and everyone talks about how great it is but it’s great in that it will generally support what everyone else already supports! And did so years ago!!
IE10 sucks. Let me be the first to say it. Cause everyone will be saying it at the end of the year.