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VIDEO: Google enables open web technologies on IE

Google has unveiled software to help developers to take advantage of open web technologies on Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.

Google Chrome Frame is a software plug-in for IE that will run new web technologies like HTML5 that are not yet supported by IE.

"Developers can't afford to ignore IE because 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," said a posting on The Chromium Blog.

To make use of Google Chrome Frame, developers simply put a meta tag in their code and IE users must install the open source plug-in from Google.

The tag: will enable IE users with the plug-in to have web pages rendered automatically by Google Chrome Frame instead of IE.

This means applications developed to take advantage of Google Chrome's HTM5 capabilities and faster JavaScript processing power will run in IE.

"Google Chrome Frame enables these features within IE with no additional coding or testing for different browser versions," the blog post said.

VIDEO: Google software developer Alex Russell introduces Google Chrome Frame


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