Internet Explorer 12 to feature Web Audio, Media Capture, HTTP/2, and much more for the modern Web

Internet Explorer 12 to feature web audio, media capture, and much more for the modern Web

In an official blog post today, Microsoft has revealed that the next version of Internet Explorer will feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, HTTP/2, HSTS, Pointer Lock, Symbols, and much more. These new features are already in development as part of Microsoft's commitment to delivering interoperable implementations for the latest features on the modern Web.

"The current list of features “in development” is not an exhaustive representation of what we will deliver in the next version, but an indication of what we currently have highest confidence in delivering. There are several other features that we realize are very important and are working on a plan to support – stay tuned for more updates in the future," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Web Audio, for those that did not know, is a specification that describes a high-level JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio in web applications. Media Capture allows access to a device's camera or microphone, while HTTP/2 is a major revision of the Web's protocol and is intended to decrease the wait time spent loading web pages.

Microsoft will also focus on improving security as well as improve backwards capability and interoperability with the latest HTML5 features across modern browsers. No word on when we will see the next version of Internet Explorer.

Head over to status.modern.ie to see the full list of features currently in development.