Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Monthly Ajaxian Roundup for July, 2007: iPhone and the Plugin Wars

Category: Roundup

The summer is traditionally a slow time, but this July had some fun happenings. The iPhone buzz continued, and Episode 2: The Plugin Wars continued. Mozilla announced that their front was moving the battle to enemy territory. Brendan Eich said, “If we fight them over in IE, they won’t come fight us over here” ;) He then launched his Iron Screaming Monkeys and Microsoft retaliated by hinting that “for performance reasons” they may have to take out the scripting host in future versions of IE.





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Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

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…is there any activity in this space?? pretty awesome to see.

“performance reasons”… ha… I usually bite my tongue… to put it lightly, Microshaft just seems to get more, not less, annoying in time… looking forward to the day when FF + Mozilla + Safari exceed 50% Market share.

(Firefox + Mozilla + Safari = 37.9% ‘browser usage’ vs. 19.7% IE7, 37.3% still using that dogsh*t IE6)

Comment by Mark Holton — August 2, 2007

what happened to the survey – where are the results ?

Comment by steve H — August 2, 2007

Got a link to Microsoft’s statement that they might be removing the scripting host?

Comment by Simon Willison — August 2, 2007

Yeah are they really removing the scripting host or was that just a joke?

Comment by k9 — August 2, 2007

This categorized, summary posting roundup for the month is excellent. I don’t recall seeing it presented this way before. In any case, I hope this continues for each month since it provides a great, quick reference.

Comment by Craig Cecil — August 2, 2007

I’m not sure Dion can say where he heard that “joke”, if it was a joke, or intended for publication. But it is hard to take seriously. The problems with taking it seriously range from backward incompatibility pain to antitrust action. So why would MS do anything of the kind? But then why joke?


Comment by Brendan Eich — August 2, 2007

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