Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Microsoft Edge Browser Jettisoning Older Technologies for Better Security -- Redmondmag.com

Tacitly: "mistakes were made..."
"Microsoft lists what isn't in Edge in this blog post. Highlights of those removed technologies include:
  • ActiveX -- HTML 5 takes care of the need for ActiveX controls, according to Microsoft, although Edge will still have built-in Adobe Flash support and PDF support 
  • Browser Helper Objects -- these COM objects will go away with Edge's coming HTML and JavaScript-based extension model 
  • Document Modes -- Edge will have a single document mode, while IE will still be around for organizations that need the legacy code support 
  • VBScript -- Microsoft's view is that JavaScript is "the de facto language of the Web" 
  • Vector Markup Language - it's supplanted by Scalable Vector Graphics now, according to Microsoft"
Microsoft Edge Browser Jettisoning Older Technologies for Better Security -- Redmondmag.com
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