IEBlog

Windows Internet Explorer Engineering Team Blog

21 Nov 2005

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    Better Website Identification and Extended Validation Certificates in IE7 and Other Browsers

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    Today I want to tell you about both our established plan to highlight secure sites in IE7 but also to tell you about some early thinking in the industry about creating stronger standards for identity on the internet. IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror in making the experience for secure (HTTPS) sites more visible by moving the lock icon into the address bar. We think the address bar is also important for users to see in pop-up windows. A missing address bar creates...
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    I want to try IE7 for XP already

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    Every day, I get lots of email asking for a build of IE7 for XP. If you have an account on the internal Microsoft corporate network, I have a link I can send you. For everyone else, we need a better answer than “We’re hiring; please come join us.” (That said, we’re hiring; please come join us .) We’ll post an updated pre-release build of IE7 for Windows XP publicly – no MSDN membership required – during the first calendar quarter of 2006. We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity...
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    IE December Security Update – addressing scattered reports of odd browser behavior

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    We have received scattered reports of users experiencing odd browser behavior after installing our most recent security update . Some of you have reported opening a browser window that promptly hangs IE, others have reported opening links that render blank, and finally we have reports of multiple windows opening when initiating a browser session. After investigating several of these reports, we have traced these issues to a common source. If a user has ever attempted to run IE7 Beta1 in an unsupported...
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    International Domain Names in IE7

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    Hi, I am Vishu Gupta, a developer on the IE team. For the past year, I have been working primarily on CURI and International Domain Names (IDN) support. Browser support for navigating to URLs written in users’ native languages is critical for making the Internet truly international. IDN relies upon a standardized mechanism known as “Punycode” for encoding Unicode domain names using only the ASCII characters that are permitted by the DNS system. After XPSP2 was released, I was asked to study and...
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    Dude, where’s my intranet zone? (… and more about the changes to IE7 security zones)

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    Internet Explorer enforces security rules for websites by grouping them into categories or “security zones”. Today we want to explain the changes to security zones you’ll see in IE7 so we should first clarify what the security rules are in IE6. On the Security tab of Internet Options under the tools menu, you will see the Internet, Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites zones. The rules for security zones control how each group of websites is allowed to interact with your computer. If you...
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    IE December 2005 Security Update is now available!

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    The IE December 2005 security updates are now available! This group of security updates is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update . I would encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already. Information about the IE Security update can be found at: MS05-054 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (KB# 905915) This security update package contains fixes for the...
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    New XSS vulnerability in IE

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    Just a quick paste of a comment on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog addressing the recent questions around the XSS issue we are investigating - We've received some questions regarding a reported cross-site scripting (XSS) issue affecting Internet Explorer. Google Desktop was used in a proof of concept to demonstrate how, in some cases, this issue could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information. This issue may be a bit confusing because it is not really an XSS issue. A...
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    Update on the feed icon

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    I recently posted about the search for an icon to represent feeds in IE7. We’ve found one. It’s orange. Check it out . - Jane
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