Microsoft Next arrival of Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Internet Explorer ie9_originalMicrosoft talks about Next arrival of New Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft New Internet Explorer 9 is working on two of its items from my personal IE9 wishlist, faster JavaScript and the beginnings of HTML5 support.

Microsoft’s browser honcho has a blog post up in which he talks about what this means for developers. It is a nicely straightforward one, with a chart that shows just how slow IE8’s JavaScript is compared to the competition, and which even discloses that Microsoft has only succeeded in getting IE9 back in the pack so far it is still the slowest, but by a lot less. Browsers that run on multiple platforms are presumably less likely to get a thorough tweaking to run especially well on one particular OS.

He also said that IE9 will utilize hardware acceleration to render graphically-rich sites faster and better.