Internet Explorer 10 and HTML 5

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With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft wants to develop further support for HTML 5 and CSS 3 and allow to make immersive apps.

IE10 is available for Windows 7 in all countries since 26 February 2013.

HTML 5 native, CSS3 gradients, flexbox

To speed up the browser and provide access to Windows functions, Microsoft has removed all the intermediate layers between applications in IE 10, and the base system, providing direct access to the functions thereof.
A Web application works as a Windows application.
Critics say that the term is rather superficial, all the current browser using material acceleration having similar capacities.

Internet Explorer is also a component of Windows 8 for immersive applications.

New HTML 5 features supported:

Gradients in Internet Explorer
A tool to make gradients

In CSS, shadows are now supported to create widgets similar to the native components of mobile phone systems.

Microsoft actually provides for demonstration an online tool to illustrate this new gradient function.

3D transforms and transitions are added too.
Inspired by the Mozilla XUL interface language, flexbox is a tag for a flexible layout allowing dynamically display of content depending on the size of the screen, on the desktop or on a mobile device.

The float properry may be positionned inside the page now and not only at left or at right.

More improvements and changes:

Definition of "immersive application"

As it does with ModernUI interface, Microsoft wants to make immersive applications possible also on the traditional office.

Immersion is a term of virtual reality for the consciousness of the subject when he feels like a real environment.
Implemented in applications, it is the quality of realism and interactivity that frees the user from the constraints associated with the interface to make him act naturally with the application.

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