Monday, December 13, 2010

Google Chrome Frame

-Speeding up the IE performances-

Google Chrome Frame is a new open source plug-in that injects Chrome's renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft's browser; more the plug-in brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.

As its chrome developers words

“We're building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave. Recent JavaScript performance improvements and the emergence of HTML5 have enabled web applications to do things that could previously only be done by desktop software.

One challenge developers face in using these new technologies is that they are not yet supported by Internet Explorer. Developers can't afford to ignore IE — most people use some version of IE — so they end up spending lots of time implementing work-arounds or limiting the functionality of their apps.”

With google chrome frame developers can take advantage of using the latest open web technologies , even in the IE, From a faster java script engine , to support current web HTML 5 web technologies, to modern CSS/Layout Handling . The plug-in works with Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. It allows suitably coded web pages to be displayed in Internet Explorer by Google Chrome's versions of the WebKit layout engine and V8 JavaScript engine.


Web developers can allow their websites to use the plug-in by using the following code on their web pages:

"meta content="chrome=" equiv="X-UA-Compatible"

When Google Chrome Frame detects this tag it switches automatically to using Google Chrome's speedy WebKit-based rendering engine.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is warning IE users that it does not recommend installing the plugin. What does the company have against the plugin? It makes Internet Explorer less secure. As they said

“With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers, Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts.”
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