Internet Explorer Team Blog

February, 2008

  • IEBlog

    The Internet Explorer 8 User-Agent String

    As Dean announced , a beta version of Internet Explorer 8 will be released in the first half of 2008. The HTTP headers of every web request contain a simple string called the "User-Agent" that allows servers to identify the type and version of the visitor’s browser. For a deeper understanding of the User-Agent string, please see Understanding User-Agent Strings . When released, the IE8 beta will introduce an updated User-Agent string. For IE8, we’ve simply replaced "MSIE 7.0" with "MSIE 8.0...
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    IE Automatic Component Activation Preview #2 Now Available

    The second optional preview for the Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation is available. This preview is compatible with the February IE Cumulative Update package. As announced earlier on this blog , the final behavior will be widely distributed in the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative Update where all customers who install the update will get the change. Read Knowledge Base article 947518 for full details along with links to the specific downloads for each operating system. Thanks...
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    IE February Security Update is Now Available

    The IE Cumulative Security Update for February 2008 is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the new Microsoft Update . I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already to ensure that you receive the latest updates for all Microsoft products. This update addresses 4 remote code execution vulnerabilities. This security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way Internet Explorer handles HTML...
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    The RSS Platform IE8 User-Agent String

    Hello! Just a quick note on some important information just posted to the RSS team blog . The RSS platform is introducing an updated User-Agent string for use with Internet Explorer 8. Check out the details in Walter’s latest post . Kristen Kibble Program Manager
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