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10 Reasons Why HTML 5 Will Change The Web (And 1 Why It Won’t)

HTML5 is currently in the draft stage, and the latest specification is available at the W3C web site. User experience on the Internet will change for sure, and here’s why: 1. Persistent Local Storage: Two different mechanisms are introduced for local storage, not including cookies. Name/Value pairs can be stored easily. But, more significantly, the introduction of a local database that supports SQL makes life a lot easier for web developers. However, this opens up a whole new world of security risks. 2. APIs: A bunch of APIs have been introduced that support local database interaction (mentioned above), dynamic bitmap…

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What would you like to see in Firefox and Chrome ?

Google’s Chrome captured the browser world headlines this week as the fastest browser with a bunch of cool features.

Chrome was released as a software Beta, and according to Google, is only the beginning. They are relying on feedback from the user community moving forward. Another popular browser, Mozilla’s Firefox has relied on the community for long. Combined, these two browsers control roughly 25% of the browser market share. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is clearly #1.

What features would you like to see? Check out the comments section.

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Google Chrome and the Blue Screen of Death – BSOD

After a couple of days of heavy use of Google Chrome, the annoyances have started. Having a link in the page’s HTML source ending with a special character causes the while browser to crash. So much for only the tab crashing. The bigger and more annoying issue is the fact that I have received the blue screen of death (BSOD) on 3 ocassions. The message seemed like there was an IRQ conflict. Something to do with IRQL not equal. The only thing common to all 3 occurances is that I was using IE and Chrome simultaneously. And both had some…

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Google Chrome – Initial Review and Comments

So, I managed to snag Google Chrome 8 minutes before noon PDT (the official release time). The link was live, and I downloaded it in a flash. Currently, people are reporting that the server is under extreme load and they are not able to download it. Initial thoughts: – The installation imported my bookmarks automatically without my permission. It only notified me. I’m disappointed with that. If it was a confirmation, it didn’t follow the usability standards. – The browser opened up quick, unlike most others which take time. – The rendering of pages was quick, but the fonts on…

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