Posts Tagged ‘opera’

Full SPDY Ahead

For those not keeping score, Twitter, and Facebook have both come out publicly in favor of SPDY. Twitter is already using it in production. It sounds like Facebook will be soon. Mozilla implemented it in Firefox. Opera has SPDY. Google, the author of SPDY is using it in production. This leaves Microsoft and Apple as […]

Protecting Photo Privacy Via Browsers

Browsers can do more to protect users from inadvertently violating their own privacy. The NY Times today had an article about a topic that has been discussed in various circles several times now. The existence of geotagging data in photos. Many cameras, in particular smart phones like the iPhone can tag photos with GPS data. […]

WebM

In August 2009 after the On2 announcement, I suggested that Google might open source a codec in hopes of derailing OGG which it feels is inferior as well as h.264 which is patent-encumbered. Google took VP8, the successor to the popular VP7 codec and started The WebM Project. To quote the project page: WebM is […]

Opera Mini Approved For iPhone

I’ve yet to actually try it myself, but Opera Mini was approved today for the iPhone. While this is the first non-WebKit browser “on” the iPhone, it’s worth noting that the rendering engine isn’t actually on the phone. The rendering is done on a proxy server which is how they save bandwidth and increase performance. […]

Adventures With document.documentElement.firstChild

Here’s an interesting DOM test-case I ran across inadvertently yesterday. For the purpose of this post assume the following markup: < !DOCTYPE html> <html> <!– i broke the dom –> <head>     <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>     <title>Testcase</title> </head> <body> <p>Something</p> </body> </html> If I use document.documentElement.firstChild I don’t get consistent behavior. In […]

Debating Ogg Theora and H.264

Since the big HTML 5 news that there will be no defined codec for <audio/> or <video/> there has been a lot of discussion about the merits of such a decision, and what led to it. To quote Ian Hickson’s email: Apple refuses to implement Ogg Theora in Quicktime by default (as used by Safari), […]

Microsoft Cutting Back On IE?

Asa pointed out an interesting CNBC piece regarding cutbacks in what looks like contractors on the IE team: One of the units already seeing cutbacks is Microsoft’s sagging browser business. A report in the Seattle Times says 180 contract workers were told last month that their services would not be renewed. Just yesterday, researcher Net […]

MAMA Scripting Analysis

Opera did some interesting research into JavaScript used on the web. As someone who writes a fair amount of JavaScript and reads through countless lines of other people’s scripts, I found this to be pretty interesting. Overall none of the results were very surprising, though a few things did catch my eye: Omniture/SiteCatalyst Analytics ranks […]

No Opera For iPhone

I’m not to thrilled to read this: Mr. von Tetzchner said that Opera’s engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won’t let the company release it because it competes with Apple’s own Safari browser. This isn’t news, it’s been known for a while. I’m honestly […]

Opera’s Evangelism

Opera is said to be sending evangelism emails to websites that have compatibility problems with their browser. What’s interesting is that they are customizing the emails with actual fixes for the problems. This is pretty clever. In theory it will improve the problems regarding compatibility and make the web more standards compliant (which is where […]