Microsoft explains differences in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft explains differences in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

In a blog post talking about Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone 8, Microsoft explained the differences between this (mobile) version and the one running on Windows 8 computers. All of the core rendering is the same, meaning that HTML5 runs smoothly on Windows Phone 8 devices just like it does on laptops and desktops. There are few differences, however, with mobile version not supporting things like:

  • Inline video
  • Some of the new manipulation views APIs for touch panning and zooming, with the exception of –ms-touch-action
  • Multi-track HTML5 audio (simultaneous)
  • ActiveX and VBScript
  • Drag-and-drop APIs
  • File access APIs with the exception of blobs which are supported on Windows Phone 8
  • Windows 8 integration features such as link previews, pinned site icons & notifications, and support for connecting sites to apps
  • Window.open does not return a valid window object. This is because on the phone each “window” is isolated in its own sandbox.

In other words, nothing major is missing so you’re be able to make HTML5-based apps just as you would do on other mobile platforms…

[Via: Engadget]

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