Feeds

AJAX browser vote exceeds 'wild' expectations

Flourish follows fizzle

High performance access to file storage

There's been a late surge of interest in voting for a wishlist of features users want added to web browsers, after being ignored for months.

With less than a day left before the OpenAjax Alliance closes its poll for most-wanted browser features 116 people have now voted, according to the project's summary. That's up from a miserable 13 by early June, two months after OpenAjax called for votes, and following last month's Reg article.

IBMer Jon Ferraiolo, a member of the Alliance's Runtime Task Force, said he's pleased with the level of participation.

"From my perspective, the initiative has exceeded even the wildest expectations, both in terms of the quantity and quality of the feature requests and the level of community participation," Ferraiolo said.

OpenAjax boasts a membership of more than 100 companies, organizations and projects with a mission to standardize AJAX implementations. The poll's results will be presented to vendors as a call for features that they'd like to see in browsers. The initiative was launched in April and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

So far, there have been 37 feature requests. At time of going to press on the eve of the poll closing, 2D drawing and vector graphics topped the list, followed by native JSON parsing and better security for cross-site scripts. Other features attracting significant levels of support include improved HTML DOM performance and better APIs for positioning and styling

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts
Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed
Windows 7 making some gains on XP Death Day
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support
Gov't IT likened to 'a Model T with a lot of things on top of it'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.