Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 3

Microsoft has released their third preview of their upcoming Internet Explorer 9.  (Thanks Dean)
Web Platform
Features Available
      • Canvas – In the latest Platform Preview we support all Canvas element APIs and most Canvas 2D Context APIs and attributes.
      • <video> – MP4 H.264 playback support, using hardware or software decoding Support for WebM software is not included in this release
      • <audio> – MP3 and AAC audio support
      • window.msPerformance – This API is being worked in partnership with members of the W3C and is subject to change
      • HTML5 – conformant whitespace handling
      • CSS3
Values & Units
Background & Borders
All background properties
Support for SVG as background image (including multiple backgrounds)
      • Web font formats
Raw installable fonts (TrueType, OpenType)
      • Full DOM L2 and L3 Events support
      • DOM Style
      • DOM Core – adoptNode, compareDocumentPosition, CDATASection, importNode, inputEncoding, isDefaultNamespace, isEqualNode, isSameNode, isSupported, lookupNamespaceURI, lookupPrefix, replaceWholeText, textContent, xmlEncoding, xmlStandalone, xmlVersion, wholeText
      • SVG – Presentation elements and their corresponding attributes and DOM: gradients, patterns, masking, clipping, markers, linking and views SVG embedding via , <iframe>, and <img> Support of .SVGZ files over a remote server Improved support for HTML5 parsing rules SVG Text Fill, stroke, positioning (x,y,dx,dy,rotate), including for complex scripts
      • XHTML – The XHTML mime-type of “application/xhtml+xml” is now listed in the Accept header of outgoing requests
      • Generic XML Improvements (“text/xml” and “application/xml”) – Generic XML documents render contained SVG and XHTML content The DOM generated from generic XML documents reflects the original markup
      • XSLT via <?xml-stylesheet … ?> – Engine upgraded from MSXML3 to MSXML6 Works on SVG and XHTML documents in addition to generic XML documents

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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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