The latest version of the Internet Explorer is IE 10 and on Tuesday, 29 November, Microsoft released the fourth platform preview of Internet Explorer 10.
An updated fourth platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now also available for download. The latest IE10 preview offers even more support for HTML5 technologies, facilitating wealthier applications with considerably enhanced performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG, CSS3 transforms and animations delivers quicker version than other browsers.
This latest Platform Preview 4 is not meant for Windows 7; instead it needs Windows 8 Developer Preview. Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta built of the next version of Windows, Windows 8 which was released few months back in September at Microsoft’s BUILD conference and the next version of the Windows 8, Windows 8 beta is going to release in early January 2012. Windows 8 Beta Download will be also made available to the beta tester.
The new IE10 platform preview allows the developers to start working with more site-ready HTML5 technologies. Let’s have a look on the few highlights:
- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for safe use of XMLHttpRequest across domains.
- File API Writer support for blobBuilder allowing manipulation of large binary objects in script in the browser.
- CSS user-select property to control how end-users select elements in a Web page or application.
- Support for HTML5 video text captioning, including time-code, placement, and captioning file formats.
Download IE10 Platform Preview 4.