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[clipart]Nope!

I would love to tell you that I was able to install and test IE9 Platform 3 tonight. There seems to be a lot of good things in there (SVG improvements, canvas, audio, video) but the main problem is that it’s built on the fragile Windows stack. That’s not to say that other OS stacks aren’t fragile, but this is just tonight’s frustration. Read the rest of this entry …

§904 · June 24, 2010 · Entertainment, Life, Microsoft, Technology, Windows · 3 comments · Tags: ,


[clipart]I came across the MIX 10k Coding Challenge on the weekend, and on a whim I decided to submit one of my old SVG demos to the contest. The 10k challenge’s tagline is “What could you create for the Web if you had only 10 kilobytes of code?”. The rules didn’t explicitly say I could use pure SVG, they mention SVG/Canvas in the context of HTML5 only, but I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s in the spirit of the contest, after all. At the very least it would encourage Microsoft to clarify the rules and at the very best it would be accepted and the rules updated to allow pure SVG applications. Looks like it was my lucky day. Read the rest of this entry …

§551 · January 14, 2010 · JavaScript, Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Tips, Web · 4 comments · Tags: , , , ,


With the announcement of Microsoft sponsoring the SVG Open 2009 conference – we now have almost every browser manufacturer participating in some way with the conference. That’s a pretty awesome achievement! Read the rest of this entry …

§544 · September 20, 2009 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 4 comments · Tags: ,


Apparently Steve Ballmer has publicly stated that Microsoft plans to look into Webkit… that’s news to me! Microsoft’s browser needs to support modern web standards: HTML4, XHTML, CSS, SVG and as much HTML5 as is ready for deployment.

But Microsoft has also publicly been “looking into” SVG for years and years, so I’m not going to hold my breath.

These days, Internet Explorer is the last browser I look at… as long as all my textual content is actually visible, then that’s just fine by me.

§508 · November 7, 2008 · Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: , , ,


From a discussion that started with bitterness and vitriol and half-flames came forth a semi-useful discussion in which I was a mere observer. To me, the pinnacle of usefulness came with Henri Sivonen’s post which contained a list of use cases. Here was an important one Read the rest of this entry …

§439 · March 9, 2008 · Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 3 comments · Tags: , , ,