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News 1998–2023 News Archive

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This lists 1998–2023 browser newsitems. The latest items appear first.

For recent font news, see the Fonts News page. For older font news, see News Font News Archive.

2023(anchor)

This lists 2023 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Epic
Dec 15/2023, Epic 120.0.6099.71. NB : is Chome 120 or Safari to browser sniffers.Get It
SeaMonkey
Dec 9/2023, SeaMonkey 2.53.18: features changed, bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed NB​: is Firefox 91 to na­ïve brow­ser snif­fers. MoreGet It
W3C
Oct 5/2023, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2: the W3C updated the WCAG and related documents.
WhatWg Quirks Standard
Sep 27/2023, WHATWG Quirks Mode Living Standard. ReadNB​: it has no change­log.
Unicode Consortium
Sep 12/2023, Unicode 15.1: the Unicode Consortium issued the Unicode 15.1 Stan­dard. More
The PHP Team
Aug 4/2023, PHP 8.0.30: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
The PHP Team
Aug 4/2023, PHP 8.0.30: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
Ecmascript
Jun 28/2023, EcmaScript 2023 published.Read It
WhatWg Compatibility Standard
Sep 27/2023, WHATWG Compatibility Living Standard updated. ReadNB​: it has no change­log.
Internet Explorer
Feb 14/2023, Microsoft Internet Explorer // Win­dows 10: Internet Explorer is being disabled on Win­dows 10 today.More

2022(anchor)

This lists 2022 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Google Chrome
Dec 13/2022, Google Chrome 108.0.5359.125, bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed MoreGet It
Epic
Nov 18/2022, Epic 104.0.5112.81: feature changes, bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed NB : it is Chrome 104 or Sa­fa­ri to na­ïve brow­ser snif­fers. Get It
Waterfox Classic
Nov 16/2022, Waterfox Classic 2022.11 NB​: na­ïve brow­ser snif­fers may say it’s Firefox 68. Get It
The PHP Team
Nov 3/2022, PHP 7.4.33: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
The PHP Team
Aug 30/2022, PHP 7.1.32: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
The PHP Team
Aug 29/2022, PHP 7.3.9: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
The PHP Team
Aug 29/2022, PHP 7.2.22: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed.More; Get It
Mozilla Firefox
Jun 28/2022, Mozilla Firefox 91.11.0ESR: bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed MoreMoreGet It
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Jun 15/2021, Microsoft Internet Explorer RIP: Internet Explorer is retired today. MoreMoreMoreMoreMore
TOR Browser
Jun 7/2022, TOR Browser 11.0.14, bugs+se­cu­ri­ty flaws fixed NB : is Firefox 91 to brow­ser snif­fers. More. Get It
Browser News
Feb 13/2022, Browser News: the browser sniffer’s cBrowser class has two new properties: en­gine, the browser engine name, and engine­Ver­sion, the browser engine version.
Opera
Jan 19/2022, Opera Web3 Crypto Browser 84β: Opera revealed betas of its Web3 crypto brow­ser More
Unicode Consortium
Jan 5/2022, Unicode 14 Paperbacks: the Unicode Consortium published a pair of Unicode 14 Paperbacks.

2021(anchor)

This lists 2021 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Browser News
Oct 17/2021, Browser News: the Browser News was reörganized, with news about site design tools, deployment tools, editors, operating systems, and other tools moved to a new Tools News page. Keep up-to-date: regularly visit this page, plus the Font News and Tools News pages.
W3C
Sep 28/2021, W3C DOM Review Draft, new recommendation. Read
W3C
June 17/2021, W3C Web Audio API, new recommendation. Read
Microsoft Windows 10
May 18/2021, Microsoft Windows 10 21H1: update issued. MoreGet it
W3C
Apr 30/2021, Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive & Learning Disabilities: recommendation issued. Read

2020(anchor)

This lists 2020 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Apple MacOS
Nov 12/2020, Apple MacOS 10.14, 10.15: Apple updated MacOS to fix se­cu­ri­ty flaws. More
Apple MacOS
Oct 1/2020, Apple MacOS 10.14: Apple fixed MacOS se­cu­ri­ty flaws. More
Apple MacOS
Sep 24/2020, Apple MacOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15: Apple fixed MacOS se­cu­ri­ty flaws. More
Microsoft Windows 10
Sep 24/2020, Microsoft Windows 10: Microsoft released the May 2020 update. MoreWin­dows​Up­date
Microsoft Windows
May 22/2020, Microsoft Windows: Microsoft has an irregular Windows update for some users. MoreWin­dows​Up­date
Microsoft Windows 10
Mar 30/2020, Microsoft Windows 10: Microsoft has irregular VPN updates for some Win­dows 10 users. MoreWin­dows​Up­date
Microsoft Windows 7
Jan 29/2020, Microsoft Windows 7: Microsoft fixed a Windows 7 bug. MoreWin­dows​Up­date
Unicode Consortium
Jan 29/2020, Unicode Emoji 13.0: the Unicode Consortium revealed its Emoji 13 emojis, with 62 new emojis, which should start trickling into emoji fonts. More

2019(anchor)

This lists recent news­items which haven’t been updated:

RIPE
Nov 25/2019, RIPE’s iPv4 Addresses: RIPE, which issues IP addresses for Europe, parts of Asia, and the Middle East, has run out of iPv4 addresses, making it even more critical to expand the use of iPv6. More
Browser News
Sep 1/2019, Browser News: the cBrowser constructor in my public brow­ser snif­fer has been updated to recognize the Edge browser.
Adobe Shockwave
Apr 9/2019, Adobe Shockwave: Adobe updated Shockwave to fix se­cu­ri­ty flaws. NB​: this is likely the last se­cu­ri­ty update for Shock­wave, as it was to be retired today. MoreMore

2018(anchor)

SQLite
Dec 16/2018, SQLite Security flaw: a serious se­cu­ri­ty vulnerability in SQLite has been revealed, affecting many apps, including brow­sers. Users should watch out for fixes.More
Browser News
Aug 13/2018, Browser News: this site has been somewhat reörganized, with Fonts now a major menu item, with new font samples add­ed, and with font-related Resources pages renamed and moved to Fonts pages. This may break some book­marks & links to the Browser News site.
W3C
Apr 10/2018, Web Authentication: the W3C is­sued the Web Authentication (Web​Authn) Candidate Recommendation with upcoming support by major brow­sers. MoreMore
W3C
Jan 30/2018, Indexed Database API: the W3C is­sued the Indexed Database API 2.0 Recommendation. Read

2017(anchor)

This lists 2017 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 14/2017, HTML 5.2: the W3C is­sued the HTML 5.2 Recommendation. Read
ECMA
Dec 6/2017, ECMAScript Specification Suite, 3rd Edition: ECMA updated the ECMAScript Specification Suite. Read
Mozilla Firefox
Oct 5/2017, Mozilla Firefox XP & Vista Support: Mozilla will support Windows XP & Vista in Firefox ESR until Jun 2018. More
W3C
Oct 3/2017, HTML 5.1: the W3C is­sued the HTML 5.1 2nd Edition Recommendation. Read

2016(anchor)

This lists 2016 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Nov 1/2016, HTML 5.1: the W3C is­sued the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. Read

2015(anchor)

This lists 2015 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Jun 23/2015, MathML 3.0: MathML was made an ISO/IEC international standard. “MathML is an XML application for describing ma­the­ma­ti­cal notation and capturing both its structure and content. The goal of MathML is to enable mathematics to be served, received, and processed on the World Wide Web, just as HTML has enabled this functionality for text.” Read
W3C
Feb 26/2015, HTML5 Image Description Extension: the W3C is­sued a recommendation for the HTML5 IMG longdesc attribute. Read

2014(anchor)

This lists 2014 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 9/2014, HTML5 Differences from HTML4: the W3C is­sued a document listing the HTML5 differences from HTML4. Read
Let’s Encrypt
Nov 19/2014, Let’s Encrypt: a service is coming to issue free se­cu­ri­ty certificates. MoreMore
W3C
Oct 28/2014, HTML 5: the W3C is­sued the HTML 5 standard. It is especially relevant today, as many recent browsers support elements of HTML 5. Read. Related is A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Aug 7/2014, Microsoft Internet Explorer: after Jan 12, 2016, Microsoft will only support IE9 on Windows Vista SP2 & Server 2008 SP2, & Windows 11 on Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, & Server 2012 R2. More
Google
Apr 23/2014, Google Web Designer: Mozilla is­sued a beta of its web design software. More
Microsoft Windows
Apr 8/2014, Microsoft Windows XP: Microsoft ended support of Windows XP. More
ICANN
Mar 24/2014, Top Level Domain Names: ICANN has published a list of new delegated TLDs. More

2013(anchor)

This lists 2013 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Browser News
Dec 28/2013, Browser Sniffer: my brow­ser snif­fer was modified to cope with userAgent changes in IE 11 & in Opera 15 (and up).
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Nov 7/2013, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11: Microsoft released IE11 for Windows 7. MoreGet It
W3C
Sep 11/2013, Website Validator Suite: the W3C introduced a for-pay validation service. More
W3C
Jul 30/2013, Web Storage: the W3C is­sued a web storage recommendation. More
Microsoft MSN-TV
Jul 8/2013✦ MSN TV to Shut Down: Microsoft will shut down MSN TV in September. More
Mozilla Camino
May 31/2013, Mozilla Camino [MacOS]: Development of Camino has ceased. More
Google Chrome Opera
Apr 4/2013, Chrome & Opera: Google & Opera Software will be switching to a new variant of WebKit named ‘Blink’. This will affect which browsers must be used to test websites. MoreMore
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Feb 26/2013, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7: Microsoft is­sued IE 10 for Windows 7. Get It

2012(anchor)

This lists 2012 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Jun 19/2012, CSS3 Media Queries: the W3C released the Media Queries Recommendation, useful for adapting web pages to diverse media. Read…it]
Yahoo Axis
May 24/2012, Yahoo Axis: Yahoo is­sued a family of browsers & browser add-ons. More
W3C
Feb 8/2012, Nu Markup Validation Service: the W3C released a new validation service. Use It
Amaya
Jan 18/2012, Amaya 11.4.4: the W3C updated its test-bed browser. Users should update.MoreGet It

2011(anchor)

This lists 2011 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Aug 9/2011, HTML 5: the W3C published a draft of HTML 5: Edition for Web Authors. Read
ICANN
Jun 20/2011, Top Level Domain Names: ICANN approved a plan to allow TLDs to be any substring in any language; e.g. IBM could get domain names ending in .ibm. Read
W3C
Jun 7/2011, CSS 2.1: the W3C published the Cascading Style Sheets 2.1 Specification. Read
Opera
May 25/2011, Opera Mobile 11 Emulator: Opera Software released an emulator of its v11 browser for mobile devices. Caution: its userAgent string identifies it as Opera 10. MoreGet It
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mar 14, 2011 ✦ Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 [Windows Vista ]& 7: Microsoft is­sued IE 9. MoreMoreGet It
Number Resource Organization
Feb 3/2011, IPv4 Addresses: the Number Resource Organization revealed that all IPv4 addresses are now allocated, making the move to IPv6 more urgent. MoreMore

2010(anchor)

This lists 2010 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Nov 24/2010, xHTML 1.1 2nd Editions: the W3C revised 3 XHTML 1.1 recommendations, Module-based XHTML, XHTML Basic 1.1, & XHTML-Print, with corrections to errata.
RockMelt
Nov 8/2010, RockMelt β, RockMelt is­sued a beta of its social browser. Facebook account required. MoreGet It
ICRA
Oct 30/2010, ICRA R.I.P.: FOSI, the Family Online Safety Institute, appears to have quietly killed its ICRA service for creating content rating labels.
W3C
Jul 27/2010, Unicorn Validator: the W3C announced an all-in-one validator which validates markup, CSS, mobile, & newsfeed code. Use It
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Jul 13/2010, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 R.I.P.: Microsoft ended support of Windows 2000 & IE 5.01, with no future se­cu­ri­ty fixes for either. Users should switch to a modern browser.
Skyfire
Jun 23/2010, Skyfire 2.1: Sky is­sued version 2.1 of its mobile browser. MoreGet It
W3C
Jun 17/2010, User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0: the W3C updated this draft recommendation to help make browsers & media play­ers friendlier to the disabled. Read
ICANN
Mar 23/2010, Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs): ICANN’s String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLDs is complete. listMore

2009(anchor)

This lists 2009 news­items which haven’t been updated:

Moonlight
Dec 17/2009, Linux Moonlight 2.0: Novell updated Moonlight, its open source implementation of Silverlight for Linux. Get It
Universal Postal Union
Dec 9/2009, .post TLD: ICANN assigned the .post TLD to the Universal Postal Union. More
W3C
Dec 8/2009, Namespaces in XML 1.0, 3rdEd: the W3C amended the Namespaces in XML 1.0 specification with corrections & cla­ri­fi­ca­tions.
W3C
Oct 20/2009, Extended Guidelines for Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 Note: the W3C is­sued this document to supplement the W3C Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0. Read
W3C
Oct 20/2009, XForms 1.1: the W3C updated the Xforms Recommendation. Read
AOL
Oct 15/2009, AOL 9.5: the default version of AOL’s flagship browser has reverted to 9.5 from 9.1. Users should update.MoreGet It
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mar 19/2009, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8: Microsoft released IE8. MoreMoreGet It
AOL
Feb 13/2009, AOL 9.5 [Windows XP ]& Vista: AOL updated its flagship Windows browser. Get It
Moonlight
Feb 12/2009, Linux Moonlight 1.0: Moonlight, an open source implementation of Silverlight for Linux, appeared. Get It
W3C
Jan 28/2009, XHTML Media Types (2nd Edition): the W3C updated its document which recommends how to deliver XHTML pages to user agents, including user agents like IE which don’t specifically support XHTML. Read

2008(anchor)

This lists 2008 news­items which haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 22/2008, SVG Tiny 1.2: the W3C is­sued the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 specification.
AOL
Dec 15/2008, AOL Desktop 1.5 [MacOS]: AOL updated its MacOS browser suite. Users should update.Get It Note that it isn’t re­lat­ed to the similarly named AOL Desktop 10 [Windows].
W3C
Dec 8/2008, W3C mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0: the W3C is­sued a recommendation for testing sites for mobile devices, and deployed a matching MobileOK checker which warns of problems in sites for mobile devices.
W3C
Dec 1/2008, SMIL 3.0: the W3C updated the SMIL standard, which enables designers to create interactive multimedia presentations. Read
W3C
Nov 26/2008, XML 1.0 5thEd: the W3C amended the XML 1.0 Recommendation, with corrections & clarifications.
ICANN
Oct 24/2008, New gTLD Program: ICANN is open to new TLDs, possibly greatly expanding the number of TLDs, and has created a new central resource about this. see it
W3C
Aug 29/2008, Mobile Browser Recommendations: the W3C is­sued three documents related to browsers for mobile devices, Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0, XHTML Basic 1.1 Recommendation, & Mobile Web Application Best Practices.
ICANN
Jun 26/2008, TLD Expansion: ICANN approved the fast track addition of Top Level Domains (TLDs) with international characters, e.g. Cyrillic & Chinese; ICANN also accepted a proposal to greatly expand the number of TLDs, allowing any entity to create its own TLD. MoreMoreMore
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apr 8/2008, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 & 7: having had made an agreement with Eolas, Microsoft’s latest se­cu­ri­ty update to IE 6 & 7 also removed a feature whereby users have to click on “click to activate” to make some controls work. More Designers should ig­nore this change at this time: other brower makers haven’t made such agreements, so some browsers will continue to require the user to click on controls; also, not all IE users will update their browsers.
Interactive Advertising Bureau
Apr 3/2008, Digital Video Ad Format Guidelines: the IAB updated its guidelines for digital video ads, adding 4 new standard ad sizes — 300×50, 300×60, 400×20, & 450×50 — therefore making these sizes no longer safe for graphics which are not ads. MoreMore
AOL-Netscape
Feb 20/2008, AOL Netscape 9.0.0.6: AOL updated Netscape 9 to fix se­cu­ri­ty flaws & to make it easier to migrate to Firefox; support for Netscape ends Mar 1, so this may be the last version. MoreGet It

2007(anchor)

This lists 2007 news­items which haven’t been updated:

AOL
Dec 6/2007, AOL Desktop [Windows XP ]& Vista: AOL quietly is­sued its new Windows browser suite, earlier code-named Helix. Note that AOL has a different suite for MacOS which has the same name.
ICANN
Oct 26/2007, IPv6 Factsheet: ICANN is­sued an interesting factsheet about IPv6. More
ICANN
Oct 15/2007, Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs): ICANN began public tests of IDNs which have international characters in TLDs & sub-domains. More
Microsoft Windows
Aug 10/2007, Microsoft Windows Script 5.7 [Windows 2000]& XP: Microsoft updated its script engine. Users should get it.Win­dows 2000Win­dows XP
The PHP Team
Jul 13/2007, PHP 4 Support to End: the PHP team revealed that support of PHP 4 would end at the end of 2007. More
AOL OpenRide
Jun 21/2007, AOL - The Ride is Over: AOL has removed all links for downloading OpenRide, which must now be considered extinct.
W3C
Apr 12/2007, Internationalization Best Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML & HTML Content: the W3C is­sued this working group note for those making web pages for international audiences. More
W3C
Mar 7/2007, HTML: the W3C started a working group to plan a successor to HTML 4, a successor that is not based on XML, as XHTML is. More

2006(anchor)

This lists 2006 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 5/2006, XSL 1.1: the W3C updated the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 1.0 Recommendation, including significant added fea­tures. XSL 1.0 enables designers to say how content should be styled, laid out, & paginated. Read
IBM
Nov 30/2006, IBM Home Page Reader: IBM killed its browser for those who are blind or near-blind; IBM doesn’t offer a similar product to replace it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Oct 18/2006, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 [Windows XP SP2]: Microsoft released IE7. Get It
Internet Engineering Task Force
Sep 21/2006, Language Tags: the IETF is­sued two new specifications for language tags, which are nicely explained in a W3C article, Language tags in HTML and XML.
W3C
Aug 16/2004, XML 1.1 2ndEd: the W3C amended the XML 1.1 Recommendation &Namespaces in XML 1.1 with corrections & clarifications.
Microsoft Windows
Jul 11/2006, Windows 98, 98SE, & ME: Microsoft ended all support of Windows 98, 98SE, & ME. This affects about 5% of users. More
AOL Explorer
May 10/2006, AOL Explorer 1.5 [Windows]: AOL updated its free IE-based browser.
Mozilla
Apr 21/2006, Mozilla 1.7.13: Mozilla.org updated its browser suite to fix bugs & se­cu­ri­ty flaws. Users should get it.More
Microsoft
Apr 11/2006, Microsoft FrontPage: Microsoft will kill FrontPage in late 2006, replacing it with products such as its new Expression Web Designer. More
Microsoft MSN-TV
Feb 22/2006, MSN-TV 2: Microsoft updated the software for its TV web appliance to v1.3 build 6341. More

2005(anchor)

This lists 2005 news­items that haven’t been updated:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Dec 19/2005, IE [Mac]: Microsoft will end support of IE for Macs on Dec 31 2005, and will end availability after Jan 31 2006. MoreMore
AOL
Oct 7/2005, AOL 10.3.7 [MacOS]: AOL updated its Gecko-based MacOS browser suite.
W3C
Aug 23/2005, Accessibility: the W3C published Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization to help or­ga­ni­za­tions develop their own customized business case for Web accessibility.Read
IBM
Jul 5/2005, IBM Web Browser 2.0.5: IBM updated its OS/2 Gecko-based browser to Gecko 1.7.5.
MSN Explorer
Mar 11/2005, MSN Explorer for MacOS Killed: Microsoft revealed that it will cease support for MSN Explorer for MacOS in May. More
Internet Engineering Task Force
Jan 26/2005, Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs): a proposed standard has been created for IRIs. IRIs may be thought of as internationalized URIs: like an URI, an IRI can specify web addresses, but an IRI is Unicode rather than ASCII, and therefore can contain international characters. MoreMoreMore

2004(anchor)

This lists 2004 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Oct 28/2004, XML Schema 2nd Edition: the W3C updated this recommendation, the specification for XML schemas, correcting errors in the 1st Edition. Read XML schemas "define shared markup vocabularies and the structure of XML documents using those vo­ca­bu­la­ries."
W3C
Sep 7/2004, SSML 1.0: the W3C is­sued the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) 1.0 Recommendation.
MSN Explorer
Jul 29/2004, MSN Explorer 9.10 [Windows]: Microsoft updated its MSN browser suite.
W3C
Jul 21/2004, HTML & xHTML: the W3C is­sued an interesting HTML & xHTML FAQ.
Interactive Advertising Bureau
Feb 12/2004, Rich Media Banner Guidelines: the IAB updated its guidelines for rich media banners, including recommended ma­xi­mum file sizes. More
AOL
Jan 8/2004, Netscape ISP: AOL announced a discount dial-up US Internet service to fight low-price competitors. Netscape ISP users may use any browser. MoreMore
Microsoft software
­/2004, Digital Certificates: some of Microsoft’s digital certificates expire this week. The certificate for its JVM can’t be renewed: a court settlement with Sun forbids this. Others could be renewed, but patches would be needed. Some sites will break, and some display warnings, unless patches are released. More

2003(anchor)

This lists 2003 news­items that haven’t been updated:

MSN Explorer
Dec 3/2003, MSN Explorer 2.0.1 [MacOS]: Microsoft updated its MSN browser suite for MacOS to fix issues with MacOS 10.3 (Panther). Users should get it.
W3C
Nov 10/2003, PNG Specification (2ndEd): the W3C updated the PNG graphics specification with clarifications & corrections; this is also an ISO/IEC international standard. Read
Microsoft MSN-TV
Oct 15/2003, MSN-TV 2.8.2: Microsoft updated its TV-centred browser. More
W3C
Oct 14/2003, XML Events: the W3C is­sued this recommendation. "The XML Events module provides XML languages with the ability to uniformly integrate event listeners and associated event handlers with DOM Level 2 event interfaces. This provides an interoperable way of associating behaviors with document-level markup." Read
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Jul 11/2003, IE 5.1.7 [Mac]: Microsoft updated IE for Apple’s Mac O/S 8 & 9, including se­cu­ri­ty fixes. Users should get it.Get It
W3C
Jun 24/2003, SOAP 1.2: the W3C is­sued the SOAP 1.2 Recommendation, providing the definition of the XML-based information which can be used for exchanging structured and typed information between peers in a decentralized, distributed environment. More
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Jun 16, 2003 ✦ IE 5.2.3 [MacOS]: Microsoft updated IE for Apple’s MacOS, including se­cu­ri­ty fixes. Users should get it.Get It
World Wide Web Consortium
May 26/2003, W3C Note — Web Standards Switch: this describes a process for making existing websites standards-compliant. Read
World Wide Web Consortium
May 26/2003, W3C Note — Log Validator: this tool reports a site’s most visited invalid pages, helping you decide which pages should next be made standards-compliant. Read
HotJava
Apr 11/2003, HotJava R.I.P.: Sun Systems ended support for its HotJava browser, but still offers it in its archives.
AOL-TV
Feb 18, 2003 ✦ AOL-TV R.I.P.: AOL discontinued its TV-based Internet appliance. More
World Wide Web Consortium
Jan 30/2003, W3C Note — Common User Agent Problems: this updated note lists common browser problems due to poor compliance with standards, and details what the browsers should do; this can be used to supplement the standards. Read
W3C
Jan 14/2003, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 Recommendation: the W3C is­sued this modularized recommendation to enable de­sign­ers to use scalable vector graphics. MoreRead
W3C
Jan 14/2003, Mobile SVG Profiles — SVG Tiny & SVG Basic: the W3C is­sued this recommendation to enable designers to use scalable vector graphics in cellphones & pocket computers. MoreRead
W3C
Jan 9/2003, Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification: the W3C is­sued this recommendation to define how programs and scripts may dynamically access and update the content and structure of HTML and xHTML 1.0 documents. MoreMoreRead

2002(anchor)

This lists 2002 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Oct 30/2000, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: the W3C updated these guidelines. Read
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Sep 19/2002, IE [HP-UX & Solaris]: Microsoft recently killed its browser for HP-UX & Sun Solaris.
Opera
Sep 4/2002, Opera 5.12 [OS/2]: Opera Software updated its OS/2 browser. More
AOL-Netscape
Aug 22/2002, Netscape 4.80: AOL updated its 5-year-old browser suite MoreGet It. AOL is secretive about what has changed, and when.
W3C
Aug 1/2002, xHTML 1.0 (2nd Edition): the W3C updated the xHTML 1.0 Recommendation, incorporating errata & user comments; there are no substantive changes. Read
Opera
Apr 23/2002, Opera 5.14 [Symbian O/S]: Opera Software updated its v5 browser for the Symbian O/S.
CompuServe
Apr 16/2002, Compuserve 7.0 [Windows 95/98/ME]: AOL-Compuserve is­sued v7 of its browser suite, now using Gecko as its browser engine, not Internet Explorer. MoreGet It
W3C
Apr 16/2002, P3P 1.0: the W3C released the P3P 1.0 Specification. P3P enables designers to define and publish their website privacy policies, and helps automate how the policies are read. Read
Opera
Apr 10/2002, Opera 6.0 β 1 [QNX]: Opera Software is­sued the first beta of its v6 browser server for QNX. Get It
W3C
Feb 11/2002, P3P Guide 1.0: the W3C updated the P3P 1.0 Deployment Guide. P3P enables designers to publish privacy policies in a machine-readable syntax. Read
W3C
Jan 31/2002, xHTML+SMIL Profile: the W3C is­sued this note integrating a SMIL 2.0 subset with xHTML, with modules for animation, content control, media objects, timing & synchronization, time manipulations, and transition effects. Read
Euro Currency
Jan 1/2002, Euro Currency: Microsoft has a site telling how to adapt its products to the new Euro currency. More Note that the Euro character is now in all of Microsoft’s recently updated core web fonts: users should upgrade.

2001(anchor)

This lists 2001 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Sep 5/2001, SMIL Animation: the W3C is­sued the SMIL Animation Recommendation, a subset of SMIL 2.0. SMIL Animation enables de­sign­ers to create animated multimedia presentations. Read
Opera
Aug 8/2001, Opera 5.2 [QNX]: Opera Software is­sued its v5 browser for QNX. This version supports Unicode, soon to appear in Opera on other platforms.  Get It
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Aug 3/2001, IE 5.5 SP2: Microsoft is­sued 5.5 Service Pack 2 for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, & 2000. Get It
Microsoft MSN-TV
July 18/2001, WebTV Renamed: Microsoft renamed WebTV to ‘MSN TV’, a change rumoured two months ago. More
W3C
Jun 27/2001, XML Base: the W3C is­sued this XML Recommendation. Read
W3C
Jun 27/2001, XML Linking Language 1.0: the W3C is­sued this XML Recommendation. Read
W3C
May 31/2001, xHTML 1.1: the W3C is­sued this modularized recommendation, based on xHTML 1.0 Strict. Read
W3C
May 31/2001, Ruby Annotation: the W3C is­sued this recommendation, defining ruby markup as an xHTML module. Read
W3C
Apr 10/2001, Modularization of xHTML: the W3C is­sued this recommendation, telling how to subset and extend xHTML for appliances, mobile devices, & other emerging platforms. Read

2000(anchor)

This lists 2000 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 19/2000, xHTML Basic: the W3C is­sued the "xHTML Basic" Recommendation. xHTML Basic is an xHTML subset suitable for small information appliances. Read
W3C
Nov 13/2000, DOM Level 2: the W3C is­sued the DOM Level 2 Recommendation. Read

1999(anchor)

This lists 1999 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
Dec 24/1999, HTML 4.01: the W3C is­sued the HTML 4.01 Recommendation. Read
W3C
May 5/1999, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: the W3C is­sued the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Recommendation. Read

1998(anchor)

This lists 1998 news­items that haven’t been updated:

W3C
May 12/1998, CSS 2: the W3C is­sued the Cascading Style Sheets 2 (CSS 2) Recommendation. Read

 

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