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September, 2004

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    XPSP2 and its slightly updated user agent string

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Hi, I’m Christopher Vaughan, and I’m the lead project manager for the Internet Explorer team. I’ve worked on IE on and off since the IE 3.0 days, and have been involved in every major Windows release since Windows 95. I work with Dean, Scott, Tony, Dave, and the others who have or will be posting here to make sure that the IE team is working on the right things and at...
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    MSDN articles on IE for XP SP2

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 If you’re a developer hosting the WebBrowser control, you’ll want to read Compatibility in Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 . This article has details about changes such as: Local Machine Zone Lockdown Object Caching MIME Handling MIME Sniffing Network Protocol Lockdown Window Restrictions File Download Restrictions ActiveX Restrictions Pop-up Blocker...
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    More on IE's UA string and the SV1 token

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    In earlier posts, Christopher mentioned that for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 the UA string was getting a new ‘SV1’ decorator. This has stirred up a flurry of questions and comments about our reasoning behind this decision. Why did we add ‘SV1’ instead of update the IE version number? Well, we know from past experience that changing the version number can have a huge impact on site and application compatibility. We felt that since IE for XPSP2 and WS03SP1 does not have significant changes...
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    IE in Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP 64-bit edition v2003

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    With XPSP2 out the door, we’re turning our attention to bringing our latest security enhancements to upcoming Windows releases. Next up: Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows XP 64-bit edition v2003, which are both currently in Beta. Both these platforms will receive the same treatment as XPSP2 did for IE: they’ll get all our security improvements, the pop-up blocker, the information bar, etc. See Tony’s blog entry about IE in XPSP2 for more info & links about the changes we made in XPSP2. Customers...
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    IE add-ons in Marketplace

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Hi, I’m Gary Schare and I run the product management team for IE. This includes defining and communicating the IE value proposition for all customer segments and helping the product team with long-term product strategy. I posted a comment last week about Windows Marketplace on the Community Site entry and wanted to follow up with more info. Windows Marketplace went live...
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    CERT Advisory on XPSP2 – “significantly improves your computer’s defenses”

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    US-CERT published an advisory on XPSP2 the other day. Main statement – “Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) significantly improves your computer's defenses against attacks and vulnerabilities.” They specifically talked about IE changes, including local machine zone lockdown. Full advisory is at http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA04-243A.html . Thanks. Scott
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