Microsoft announced on Tuesday the availability of its fourth Internet Explorer 10 platform preview.
Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 4 is available within the latest developer preview of Windows 8. The latest platform preview includes even greater support for the latest HTML5 standards. Microsoft has created a unique new Metro experience for Internet Explorer 10 inside Windows 8 but fully supports the standard desktop interface too. The platform preview 4 release includes the following updates:
- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for safe use of XMLHttpRequest across domains.
- File API Writer support for blobBuilder allowing manipulation of large binary objects in script in the browser.
- CSS user-select property to control how end-users select elements in a Web page or application.
- Support for HTML5 video text captioning, including time-code, placement, and captioning file formats.
The company previously delivered platform preview 3 in September and has revealed that the final version of Internet Explorer 10 will only be available for Windows 7 and 8. Microsoft confirmed in April that it has no plans to offer IE10 to Vista or Windows XP users. Future platform previews of Internet Explorer 10 will be made available every 8-12 weeks.
You can download Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 4 at Microsoft’s IE test drive site.