A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine


We want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine focused on interoperability with other modern browsers ― all in the name of making the web “just work” for our customers.

The folks on the Internet Explorer team just posted another article about their thinking behind Project Spartan. The video is especially interesting — with little clues to what's been going on over there. It's got a bit of a discussion about how to support billions of websites, and whether or not to rely on web standards to do it.

It's going to be interesting to see what ships.