This blog is closed as of 2/2015. @EricLaw left Microsoft in 2012, but was named an IE MVP in '13 & an IE userAgent ( in '14.

November, 2009

  • IEInternals

    Troubleshooting Authentication with Fiddler

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been exchanging mail with a webmaster (Vladimir) in Russia who reported that his customers were having problems using IE8 on Windows 7 to log into his website. His site uses HTTP Basic Authentication, so users are prompted...
  • IEInternals

    Inline AutoComplete

    Internet Explorer 8 removed support for one of my favorite browser features: Inline AutoComplete (IAC) for the address bar. This feature was off-by-default, but for almost a decade the first thing I did when setting up a new computer was enable IAC using...
  • IEInternals

    The JVM Install Prompt

    Many years ago, Microsoft developed an implementation of a Java Virtual Machine to run Java content. Internet Explorer 5 included code that would download and install the JVM (if needed) when a user encountered Java content on the web. After some time...
  • IEInternals

    Security Intelligence Report Volume 7 Released

    Security researchers at Microsoft release a biannual "Intelligence Report" containing statistics about the software-related security incidents over the past 6 months. This report is called the SIR , and the latest version can be found here . There are...
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