I missed this, but Internet Explorer 10 removes the ability to parse out the conditional style sheets, the browser in the past has often required to get it inline with what every other browser was doing. Obviously, this hasn’t caused too much alarm because IE 10 has played catchup to the rest of the modern browsers.
I haven’t come up with a need to specifically target IE10, but the link below gives a way to do it. It would in a pinch, also allow you to target any given browser, as long as you knew and targetted its user agent string.
IE 10 Specific Styles
Love this idea from David Walsh. Prefixes are the bane of CSS, and I love the idea of the web browser becoming the processor for CSS properties that it knows need prefixing.
The one complexity comes in with prefixes that change the syntax within the properties. This may be a case that only applies to older versions of IE (examples I’m thinking of are all old IE browsers). But auto prefixing would old help with new browsers going forward, unless I’m misunderstanding.
Autoprefix for older browsers would have to have a JS framework to work for older versions of browsers. Beyond that, I’m not seeing any reason why browsers going forward couldn’t and shouldn’t auto prefix.
CSS Idea: /*autoprefix*/
Yay, no prefixes in the CSS! They seem pretty adamant about it. I really hope it works out well and becomes the standard to you know… use the standards.
Paul Irish on Chrome Moving to Blink
A co-worker shared this with the Interactive team a couple weeks back. Wikipedia has a nice page on what web browsers are being used where worldwide:
Usage Share of Web Browsers
Benchmarks are all over the place, but the interesting bit about this one is that this one is really spurred by Google forking the Webkit project, making its own spinoff called “Blink,” which allows it to separate itself from Apple’s Nitro JS processor, which Chrome doesn’t utilize.
Samsung (and others) end up as the odd men out though, as it uses the Apple WebKit Engine, but Chrome’s V8 JS engine. Things could get interesting going forward if these forks… well fork more.