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'Supporting Internet Explorer is hell': Web developers identify top needs – new survey

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The other theme is that in this particular community, there is a strong desire for the limitations of web applications to be removed. Therefore, when asked what is missing from the web, the answers are things like access to hardware, access to the file system, performance limitations, and access to native APIs.

This makes perfect sense! We can call these "Active" APIs, and tack an "X" on at the end for generality. What could possibly go wrong?

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