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.

June, 2010

  • IEInternals

    Understanding Cookie Controls

    Internet Explorer offers an extremely rich set of options for controlling cookies . The default settings are fairly well-balanced, but some users may want to introduce more restrictive or specialized controls. To configure cookie settings in IE, click...
  • IEInternals

    Downloads and International Filenames

    A few times a year, I get a question about Internet Explorer's behavior when it comes to downloading files that have non-ASCII characters in the filename, because different browsers have different behavior when handling such files. The server can suggest...
  • IEInternals

    Trivia: Animated GIF Timing

    Every now and again, someone reports that Internet Explorer is "slow" when rendering an animated GIF file. Typically, they'll load a lengthy animation in Firefox and IE and note that it runs much more quickly in Firefox. Similarly, Chrome and Safari are...
  • IEInternals

    IE and the Security Development Lifecycle

    Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle describes how we engineer security into our products. Earlier this year, Security Program Manager Mark Shlimovich wrote a detailed whitepaper about how SDL was applied to IE8, providing "behind the scenes" insights...
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