A eulogy for Internet Explorer @ NLHTML5

A eulogy for Internet Explorer @ NLHTML5

In six days Windows 10 will be released. For the first time since Windows 95, Internet Explorer will no longer be the default browser in Windows. That place has been taken by Microsoft Edge. So now would be a good time to say goodbye. 
A eulogy, if you will.

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Niels Leenheer

July 23, 2015
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  1. A eulogy for Internet Explorer 1995 — 2015 Niels Leenheer

    NLHTML5 — 23 July 2015 at Xebia, Hilversum
  2. Internet Explorer 
 was a good browser

  3. Internet Explorer 6
 was a good browser…

  4. Internet Explorer 6
 was a good browser… in 2001

  5. None
  6. None
  7. None
  8. And then Microsoft did nothing
 for five years…

  9. In 2006 Internet Explorer 6 was 
 not a good

    browser anymore…
  10. In the days of Internet Explorer 4 and 5, it

    was truly way ahead of its time
  11. opacity make elements translucent 1997 Internet Explorer 4 supports opacity

    filters
 2001 opacity property appeared in CSS3 colors draft 2004 Firefox 0.9 supports the opacity property
  12. @font-face use your own fonts in the browser 1997 Internet

    Explorer 4 supports CSS @font-face 2009 Firefox 3.5 supports CSS @font-face
  13. VML
 vector graphics for the web 1999 Internet Explorer 5

    supports VML
 2001 SVG specification released 2004 first native SVG implementation
  14. HTML+TIME
 animations and transitions 1999 Internet Explorer 5 supports HTML+TIME


    2007 CSS3 based animations and transitions in WebKit 2009 CSS3 Animations and CSS3 Transitions published
  15. HTML components
 extend HTML with your own behaviour 1999 Internet

    Explorer 5 supports HTML components
 2012 first Web Components draft published
  16. ContentEditable
 edit HTML in the browser 1999 Internet Explorer 5

    supports ContentEditable
 2005 Safari 2 supports ContentEditable 2007 Firefox 3 supports ContentEditable 2014 HTML5 specification published
  17. XMLHttpRequest
 load data from the server 1999 Internet Explorer 5

    supports Microsoft.XMLHTTP 2000 Mozilla reverse engineers it 2005 Interner Explorer 7 supports XMLHttpRequest 2006 W3C published a working draft
  18. None
  19. None
  20. None
  21. goodbye

  22. @html5test