XML News from Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Google has released Chrome 2.0, its Windows-only web browser. This release adds a full-screen mode and form autofill (a must-have feature before I'll even consider a new browser these days). JavaScript is also supposed to be faster though I haven't tested that myself yet. (I do know Firefox is sucking wind badly these days, so it shouldn't be hard to beat.) Annoyingly the site won't let you download Chrome from a Mac, just sign up to be notified when a Mac version is available. Surely someone over there has heard of Bootcamp, Parallels, VVMWare Fusion, and perhaps even network drives? One more time: sites that tailor content depending on user agent strings are broken. URLs identify the resource, not the HTTP headers.