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February, 2005

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    IE7

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Today at RSA, Bill Gates talked about Internet Explorer 7. As the guy responsible for IE, I wanted to say a couple of things about it. First, some basics: we’re committing to deliver a new version of Internet Explorer for Windows XP customers. Betas of IE7 will be available this summer. This new release will build on the work we did in Windows XP SP2 and (among other things) go further to defend users...
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    IE7 Platforms and Outlook Express

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    We’ve seen lots of questions about the IE7 announcement. Many of these we are not ready to answer and discuss at this time but there are two things that I can offer clarification on. Platforms. We currently plan to make IE7 available for Windows XP SP2 and later. This will therefore include availability not only for the 32bit version of Windows XP SP2 but also for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 SP1 both of which are due to be released soon. As Dean commented in his original...
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    Listening to Customers

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    My job is focused on receiving feedback from customers and there’s plenty of it. Feedback comes from a great many sources including corporate customers, product support teams, critical problem resolution teams, newsgroups, blogs, ISVs, web developers, colleagues, friends and family. One of the challenges of working on what is arguably the most used piece of software in the world is that there is such a broad array of customers with many different requirements. There are three broad categories of...
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    What have you guys been doing since IE6?

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    Before I answer this, I want to acknowledge that we have a problem if people are asking this question. Listing what we’ve done or our priorities will help but won’t address the problem. Responding to specific questions with a great product and great documentation (for developers, for IT professionals, for deployment specialists, and for other customers as well), and doing that consistently for as long as we’ve been quiet about IE will help more. So, what happened after Microsoft released IE6? Mostly...
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    Table Rendering

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 A comment from Dave P on this blog touched on the interesting aspect of table rendering. Dave said “ IE renders pages differently from, say firefox. One of the noticeable differences is that IE waits for the entire page before displaying it. “ Actually this is not true and you can se from going to many pages that Internet Explorer does support progressive rendering of...
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    IE7 Comments Recap

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    Wow, there are a lot of comments. I wanted to recap the main themes I read in the comments and use them as a roadmap for the topics that we will post about over the next few weeks. What have you guys been doing since IE6? What makes IE7 on Win2K so hard anyway? Standards, standards, standards… say something! What’s in IE7, or at least when can we find out? Don’t you understand that your product is fundamentally not secure because of (blank) and you should rip (blank) out? (I want to call out a comment...
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    IE content-type logic

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 This being my first post on the IE blog, I should introduce myself quickly. My name is Vishu Gupta; I am a developer on the IE team. There have been several posts in the recent past asking for more information on how does Internet Explorer sniff the content-type of a downloaded file. The whole thing looks totally inconsistent or should I say...non-compliant! Before reaching...
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    February IE Security Updates Released

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    Yesterday’s security updates for February 2005 include two critical updates relating to Internet Explorer: MS05-013 – has a fix for an issue with the DHTML edit control (CAN-2004-1319) MS05-014 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer These are both rated “critical” and affect all supported IE configurations from IE5.01 to IE6 for XPSP2. In addition, there is a third update to mention - MS05-008 - which contains a fix for a drag-and-drop vulnerability in the Windows shell code. You need...
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    Security Issues That Aren’t – Part 2

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    Part 1 of Security Issues That Aren't gave rise to a lot of interesting comments. Hearing back from you is really helpful in terms of understanding what issues folks are dealing with and where we need to focus our attention. To those of you who suggested I should worry more about security issues that are instead of those that aren’t : I do! That’s exactly why I chose the subject: The fewer non-security reports I need to investigate, the more time I can spend on more severe problems. So bear with...
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