1. Sogeman's Avatar
    It's nice that they finally improved the browser a bit, but let's be honest, it still sucks.

    Many sites won't redirect you to their good mobile versions.
    Now the redirecting could change once the final version is out and sites add the user agent to their site but then there's still the problem with IE9s html5 capabilities.

    They really aren't great. I get a measly 141 points on html5test.com (same as the desktop version of IE9) No wonder no one uses Internet Explorer. Even my Ipod touch that's not running the current version of iOS gets almost 90 points more.

    And since it's integrated into the OS we can probably wait another 6 months after Mango to get any update.

    I like my WP, but I could really go for a FF or Chrome app...
    08-07-2011 10:01 AM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    What are you looking for in a mobile browser. It displays web pages properly. I get all mobile sites when I set it to display as such. Firefox blows, chrome is nice, but there is not a mobile version. You say no one uses IE. Its the leading browsers in the WORLD.

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    08-07-2011 11:24 AM
  3. jesdt's Avatar
    Could you elaborate the significance of the awarded points in that html5test? Are you judging the browser based on practical browsing experience or solely on that test?
    Have you tried the html5 demos on Internet Explorer 10 Test Drive
    08-07-2011 12:09 PM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Personally dont care how many points the browser scores as long as it renders pages properly. Have no problems on the desktop version so looking forward to the same performance in WP7.
    08-07-2011 04:56 PM
  5. Exomondo's Avatar
    You have to quantify those numbers for them to have any meaning. For example the mobile safari browser gets 100/100 in Acid3 however it renders incorrectly, ie9 gets 95/100 but renders it correctly.

    EDIT: Here's another good one http://w3c-test.org/html/tests/reporting/report.htm
    Last edited by exomondo; 08-07-2011 at 06:55 PM.
    08-07-2011 06:45 PM
  6. tiny's Avatar
    My only real complaint about the HTML5 implementation (and it is a big one) may or may not be a problem with the browser it self, and may be a problem with individual sites. Perhaps the issue is mutual. But there are many HTML5 sites that don't recognize the browser as HTML5 capable. I suppose these sites are looking for specific browsers, and not whether or not the unidentified browser (WP7 IE9) supports HTML5. A fix I assume could be for IE9 to fake out the website into thinking that its big brother (desktop version) is accessing the website, and not the mobile version. But honestly, I'm speculating. Either way, my point is that HTML5 is useless to me if 90% of HTML5 websites refuse to serve me HTML5.
    08-07-2011 08:05 PM
  7. ryude's Avatar
    If you're using HTML5 as a basis for judging any browser then you are doing it wrong.
    08-07-2011 11:36 PM
  8. jesdt's Avatar
    It might be the understanding of "HTML5" as a whole. Right now, every browser manufacturer is implementing his version of HTML5 capabilities as most properties are still only drafts and suggestions for the W3C. Only a very minor part of HTML5 properties are already finalized. That is where Microsoft says, it only uses 100% standard-compliant finalized properties. For the end-client it then seems that the IE can do less HTML5 than others.
    08-08-2011 01:41 AM
  9. thed's Avatar
    I'm not too concerned about HTML5, since no one really implements it correctly yet. I think the worst thing is that it doesn't pass Acid2. At least get CSS right before you worry about HTML5.
    08-08-2011 09:18 AM