Microsoft has announced the availability of a new platform preview build of the company's next internet browser. Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 4, which runs on Windows 8, offers several enhancements and better support for the HTML5 language.
"An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download. This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG, CSS3 transforms and animations delivers faster rendering than other browsers," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Here is a quick rundown of whats new in IE10 platform preview 4:
- 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.
You can read the full list of whats new in IE10 here.
As a reminder, you must download the Windows 8 Developer Preview to run IE10 platform preview 4.