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ie8 new features announced

Microsoft has released information about whats it adding to IE8. The changes for developers look pretty good.

The biggest things I see are:

AJAX wise most of the changes are implementing bug fixes and new APIs from the HTML 5 spec (DOM Storage, firing hashChanged events, XDM).

There also seems to be a new XDR API for making requests to other domains. The API is simple but I’m not sure if the security model is good enough not to cause long term problems. If anyone finds/writes a review of XDR and its security implications please let me know.

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