Web Audio, Media Capture, HTTP/2 and more in development for Internet Explorer

Microsoft is allowing web developers, and indeed everyone else, a chance to see what new features are under development and are in consideration for future editions of Internet Explorer. This week, the company officially launched the status.modern.ie web page. a sub-section of its Modern.IE development site.

In a blog post, Microsoft said that the status.modern.IE page shows that the team is working on many new features for upcoming versions of IE, including Web Audio, Media Capture, HTTP/2 and more. It added:

These features form a part of our commitment to delivering interoperable implementations for the latest features on the modern Web. The current list of features “in development” is not an exhaustive representation of what we will deliver in the next version, but an indication of what we currently have highest confidence in delivering.

Beyond just showing a list of upcoming features, the IE team at Microsoft is also working to improve the browser to match its overall goal: "The Web should just work for everyone – users, developers and businesses." The team believes this goal can be achieved by getting everyone to use the most current version of IE, along with better investments in security and making sure the browser has both backwards compatibility as well as support for the most modern HTML5 features. The blog stated, "We look forward to sharing more with you on how we plan to make those priorities a reality in the coming months."

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I'm looking forward to Internet Explorer 12. I wonder when we will see the first beta. :) I would expect the final before January 2015 so it is still released for Windows 7. So a beta somewhere next month or in July.

SPDY was designed just for Google's specific use-case. When it started to get implemented, the shortcomings were found.

Well, these people seem to value past work more than actually building the best possible standards. Example: WebRTC. It is literally crap and a better near-perfect solution exists (CU-RTC-Web). But they are not interested in that at the moment because they would need to undo much of the work in past.
Also, it is funny how WebRTC is still not totally ready even after extended deadlines cause the main reason for not going cu-rtc-web is missing deadlines.

Obry said,

Plenty of idiots around living in the past...

The real kicker is when you see a message on a website telling you to stop using IE and to get FF or Chrome because, and I quote "it's 2014".

Oh yea, I totally understand it's not a "ground up" type of protocol update.

I'll see if I can give it a try sometime. Hopefully I can make this type of change through a WHM server.

To be honest, I think a full revision should be proposed instead of an update. Which means, SPDY built in and many other features.

Basically nativity instead of an external influence, to some extent.