Meet the New Internet Explorer

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The first thing that I noticed about the Internet Explorer 9 is, it is really overhauled interface. It's search box is so simple like the Google Chrome. Does it support only basic HTML 5?

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Meet the New Internet Explorer


No. It's not just the basic one.

Here are the HTML5 features Microsoft says Internet Explorer 9 supports:
*h.264 video: People are talking about HTML5 killing Flash. Some video sites, like YouTube and Vimeo, have been seeking for video playback that doesn't need a plugin to play. And now, Internet Explorer 9 supports h.264 which is the format that the big sites have chosen to go with.
* Embedded Audio: Internet Explorer 9 supports MP3 and AAC codes. The audio tag allows audio files to be embedded straight into the page just like video tags which allow videos to be embedded directly into a page without a plugin. 
* Scalable Vector Graphics: This allows creating certain types of graphics which scale perfectly because they are drawn not just plain images but as vectors. 
* CSS3: Internet Explorer 9 supports more standard-based CSS3 including Namespaces, Selectors, Values, Colors, Backgrounds and Borders, fonts and more. 
Here are also the HTML5 elements that IE 9 supports:
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Meet the New Internet Explorer


Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or simply Internet Explorer 9 was released on March 14, 2011. It supports Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Its development began right after Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 was released and was first announced at the Professional Developers Conference 2009.


It had eight platform preview releases and on February 10, 2011, the release candidate was released featuring enhanced performance, modifications to the user interface, and additional standards support. On March 14, 2011, the final version was released during the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 9 has a much faster JavaScript performance because of “Chakra”, its new JavaScript engine.

The browser also features hardware-accelerated video rendering with Media Foundation, hardware-accelerated graphics rendering with Direct2D, hardware-accelerated text rendering with DirectWrite, imaging support by Windows Imaging Component, and XPS print pipeline which provides high fidelity printing. It also supports HTML5 audio and video tags and the Web Open Font Format.

In Europe, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has to be removed from Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 but Microsoft eventually included it together with a browser option screen giving users an option to select any of several web browsers which includes Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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