Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
Sharath Udupa, an IE developer at Microsoft has posted on the IE 8 page navigations feature:
In IE8 mode, we provide support for script to update the travel log components (for e.g. back/forward buttons, address bar) to reflect client-side updates to documents. This allows a better user experience where users can navigate back and forth without messing the AJAX application state.
What is interesting here is that even though Sharath said: “adopted in IE8 from HTML5” we have Richard Monson-Haefel (Curl evangelist) saying Ajax is dead RIA walking. This strong conclusion comes from the fact that IE implemented an HTML 5 feature???
The Open Web always has baggage from the fact that there are many parties involved, but the benefits have always made it win out. The browser is the virtual machine of the Web. While Richard thinks that fragmentation can kill Ajax, I see a brighter picture. We have HTML 5 to look at, and browser are innovating in interesting ways. That is a good thing. It pushes us forward.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:06 am