Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your ASP.NET Web Sites
There are several new features in IE 8 designed to drive traffic to your Web site. Accelerators provide the ability to highlight content on a web page and perform an action on it. How often have you selected an address on a web page, copied it, and then pasted it into the proper fields of a mapping Web site? In IE 8 you can select the address and use a mapping accelerator to quickly display that address on a map. By creating your own accelerators, you can provide this feature to save users time and bring them to your site. Web slices are similar to RSS feeds, but let you subscribe to content directly within a web page. Your users can easily determine that new content exists, and it is easy for content creators to setup.
AJAX has been growing in popularity and is used on many web sites, but it also introduces some problems. Changes made on the client are not recognized, so the browser back and forward buttons don’t work as expected. IE 8 provides a mechanism to use AJAX without losing the typical navigation experience. AJAX developers often want to utilize content from 3rd party web sites, but current browser implementations block this due to security concerns. IE 8 includes a new object and technique to enable these cross domain calls.
IE 8 will certainly impact web developers with its strict support for existing standards, which will cause many existing sites to render and behave incorrectly. It also provides many new features that can be used to simplify creation of web sites and increase productivity.
Table of Contents
Setting Document Compatibility
Determining Document Compatibility
Additional Background Connections
Connection Related Events
Cross Domain Calls
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Setting Document Compatibility.
Determining Document Compatibility.
Additional Background Connections.
Connection Related Events.
Cross Domain Calls.
Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies and leads Robert Boedigheimer Consulting, LLC. Robert has been designing and developing web sites for the past 13 years including the early days of ASP and ASP.NET. He is a columnist for aspalliance.com, an ASP.NET MVP, an "Early Achiever" MCSD for .NET with C#, an MCPD: Web with C#, and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert has spoken at industry conferences including the Heartland Developers Conference, Twin Cities Code Camp, Tulsa Tech Fest, TechEd, AJAXWorld, and numerous national and international VSLive! events.