Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Internet Explorer 9 Platform

Microsoft has released the second preview of their upcoming Internet Explorer 9 Platform.  (Thanks Dean)
Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview 2 is an early look at the Internet Explorer 9 platform so some features are incomplete, some may change, and some may be added.
Features Available –
    • IE9 User Agent String
    • getElementsByClassName
    • characterSet
    • CSS3 Media Queries
    • HTML5 Events – DOMContentLoaded
    • DOM Core – DocumentType, ProcessingInstruction, createDocument
    • DOM Traversal
    • DOM L3 Events – DOMAttrModified, Composition events
Features Partially Implemented –
    • DataURI – Support in script source  
Features Available –
    • User Agent String Picker – A new tool that can be used to change the user agent string that IE sends with every request. The tool comes with some built in presets and new custom user agent strings can be added.
    • Console Tab – The console window is now a full tab and has been expanded to include the logging of diagnostic information from IE.
    • Network inspection improvements:
        1. Shortened URL
        2. Color coding for errors
        3. Scaling units (eg. 500 ms becomes 0.5 s)

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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