Thursday, September 23, 2004

XMLHttpRequest In The New Opera

I just wrote about XMLHttpRequest the last time, only to realize later that it was not supported in Opera - the third most popular browser - despite support by Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Safari in some flavor or other. Yes you gessed it right, GMail, A9 and Google Local don't work with Opera (or so I understand - am I wrong?).

However, Simon Willison's feed today alerted me to the fact that the Opera 7.60 Preview 1 for Windows will now be supporting the XMLHttpRequest object. I am putting my money on this getting much bigger than it already is. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A9 should work in Opera as it doesn't use XMLHttpRequest - it uses hidden iframes for remote scripting instead. Google Local should degrade gracefully - Opera users will just have to wait for a full page reload when they refocus the map. I don't think GMail works in Opera (disclaimer: I haven't tested any of these).

-- Simon Willison