Microsoft has decided to turn the page. Internet Explorer is going to retire , and it will soon be replaced by a new browser: Spartan . If it is not yet possible to test it, that does not prevent its publisher from communicating about it. His latest announcement should also please a lot of people.
And that makes sense because Redmond has finally decided to roll out the red carpet for outside contributions. What does it mean ? Quite simply that Spartan will open up to third-party publishers.
It's no secret, but a lot of web browsers (most?) Rely on open source projects. Chrome and Firefox have opted for this strategy, but they are not the only ones.
No open source for Microsoft, but a little more openness anyway
If they do it, it is not only for the love of their neighbor. Far from it. By opening the doors to their solution, Google and Mozilla are also ensuring the support of all experts in the field. The heart of their solution is therefore frequently updated, and the flaws corrected.
Microsoft does not intend to open source either, it is true, but the team in charge of the project has still made some interesting adjustments and the big companies of this world will be able to participate. to the project.
Adobe has already responded and the publisher will therefore work on all the functions related to typography and animations. Other companies should soon join the adventure, of course, and that bodes well for good things to come.
Will this be enough to impose Spartan on the market? It's not guaranteed, but it's still a great step forward and at least proves that Microsoft is ready to make some concessions. Mind you, this isn't the first time the firm has worked with third-party publishers, either.