Firefox Gets More HTML5: What's New in Aurora 10
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Last week Mozilla released a new version of Aurora, the pre-beta preview of Firefox' future.
HTML5 support swelled noticeably, including:
- HTML5 Visibility API (lets your apps know whether a page is visible to a user, not just whether the page is the active page; useful especially for tabbed browsing)
- createProcessingInstruction (creates and returns a new processing instruction node; only for XML docs, since HTML does not support processing instructions)
- WebGL antialiasing (see bug discussion)
- 3D transforms (an extension of CSS transforms into the third dimension)
- Battery Status API (actually lets web apps detect battery status)
and quite a bit more.
Aurora 10 also previews a new set of developer tools, which actually look pretty cool. Kevin Dangoor stepped through the new developer tools in some detail, and user comments are already showing very positive developer response.
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