Monday, March 30th, 2009p>Andrew has posted on Prototype 1.6.1 RC 2, a new release that “is fully compatible — and fully optimized for — Internet Explorer 8’s “super-standards” mode. In particular, Prototype now takes advantage of IE8’s support of the Selectors API and its ability to extend the prototypes of DOM elements.”
Full compatibility with Internet Explorer 8. Juriy has spearheaded the effort to replace most of our IE “sniffs” into outright capability checks — making it far easier to support IE8 in both “super-standards” mode and compatibility mode.
Element storage, a feature announced previously. Safely associate complex metadata with individual elements.
mouseleaveevents — simulating the IE-proprietary events that tend to be far more useful than
Element#clonemethod for cloning DOM nodes in a way that lets you perform “cleanup” on the new copies.
What’s been improved?
- Better housekeeping on event handlers in order to prevent memory leaks.
- Better performance in
Element#down, and a number of other often-used methods.
- A number of bug fixes.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:15 am