How We Can Create WebSlices in Internet Explorer 8 Beta

Web Slices

Web Slices is a new feature enabling websites to connect to their users by subscribing to content directly within a webpage. Web Slices behave just like feeds where clients can subscribe to get updates and notify users of changes.

A Web Slice is a section of a webpage that is treated like a subscribable item, just like a feed. To enable a Web Slice on your website, annotate your webpage with class names for the title, description, and other subscribable properties.

Features of Web Slice

• Apply styles
<div class=”hslice” id=”2″ style=”color:blue”>…</div>

• Navigating to a Different Web Page
<div class=”hslice” id=”3″>
                           <h2 class=”entry-title”>Search</h2>
                              <a rel=”bookmark” href=”” style=”display:none;” ></a>

• Enable or disable the Webslice for all  sites
– Tools->Internet Options
– Under the Content tab
– Click Settings of Feed
– Select or deselect the “Turn on in Page Webslice discovery

• Turn on or off Webslice discovery for a specified websites
 <meta name=”slice” scheme=”IE” content=”on”/>   


                            <meta name=”slice” scheme=”IE” content=”off”/>   

• webslice icons with various sizes

• We can control the Webslice duration using
endtime property :    Expiration time for a Web Slice. The inner text will be disabled after expiration.

<abbr class=”endtime” title=”24 sep 2008 05:00:00 PST”>6 hours</abbr>

This is an example of how to mark up an auction item with the link, title, and description properties

<div class=”hslice” id=”1″>
  <p class=”entry-title”>item – $66.00</p>
  <div class=”entry-content”>high bidder:buyer1

• Hslice         

The hslice element contains all of the required and optional properties of a Web Slice.

• entry-title        

Title of the webslice.

• entry-content  

Content of the Webslice