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Submission + - Norad To Track Santa With WebGL - IE Users Left Out (

mikejuk writes: Every year Norad uses its radar to track the progress of Santa so that children everywhere can know where their presents are. This year the operation goes even more high tech with the use of WebGL to create a 3D location map. The only problem is that IE users can't view the page because IE doesn't support WebGL. So instead of a 3D lollipop, IE users get a blank screen cinder from Santa.
There are even instructions on how to upgrade to Firefox or Chrome, which do support WebGL. The final twist to the story is that the mapping data is being provided to the open source Cesium 3D mapping tool by Bing i.e. by Microsoft.
So if you see the graphs of Firefox and Chrome usage jump in the days after Christmas — now you know the reason. The choice of WebGL has delivered a very pleasing Christmas present to both Mozilla and Google. Ho, ho, ho.....

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Norad To Track Santa With WebGL - IE Users Left Out

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What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!