Google Chrome Frame : HTML5 in IE

Posted: September 23, 2009 in IT/Dev
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Google presented Chrome Frame, a plugin for IE that allows to route HTML and javascript rendering management to WebKit and V8 (embedded in the plugin). However for it to be used the pages have to be modified (a meta tag has to be added). But we can suppose there will be few pages to modify initially.
It will allow to keep IE (no other choice in most of big companies), however installing a new plugin isn’t really faster than installing the full Chrome or Safari. Moreover, as the plugin manages rendering, previous reasons for using IE won’t be relevant anymore (except the need for ActiveX support, and if we consider the original IE engine will be used for most sites). This is then a transient solution, in order to deploy some HTML5 applications, waiting for Microsoft to catch up.

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