Sometimes browser vendors are appallingly insensitive. Despite my clear announcement that I’d be on holiday for two weeks, all four vendors saw fit to release major updates or important news items exactly in that period. Now I have to scramble to keep up with all the news, and the worst part is that I don’t really have any time until after An Event Apart Boston.
So this entry is mainly meant as a quick summary for myself. Without it I’d probably remember less than half of these important developments when I’ll restart my testing in a month or so.
Thanks to Einfach für Alle for posting a comprehensive list of changes.
No new version of IE has been released, but several important questions were answered in the past two weeks. IE8b2 is coming in August and a new
IE=EmulateIE7 value will be added to the
The first is obviously good news; I have my reservations about the second. My gut reaction is No, but I still have to figure out exactly why I think so; and I’m afraid that, too, will have to wait until next month.
Finally, ther’s supposed to be a new tool for running all IE versions simultaneously, and the current buzz indicates it performs as promised. It’s still in alpha, but this, too, will be worth a closer look in a month or so.
Firefox 3 final is supposed to be released today, but right now there’s no download link yet. Maybe it’ll be revealed once morning comes around in the US—or maybe it’ll be postponed for a few days. In any case, it’s here.
In addition, a Firefox 3.1 Alpha (FTP) has been made available, and it’s supposed to support all CSS3 selectors.
Apple is supposed to have released a Safari 4 Developer Preview through the Apple Developer Connection, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find an actual download link—and World of Apple doesn’t mention it either.
If you know where it can be downloaded, please leave a comment.
As expected, Opera released version 9.5; see this article for more information about the new release.
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