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.

March, 2014

  • IEInternals

    Windows Server as a Workstation

    Back in the Windows 2003 timeframe, Microsoft had a problem. The security press of the time liked to put out charts showing which operating systems had the most vulnerabilities. Windows 2000 wasn’t looking so hot, owing to the fact that Windows...
  • IEInternals

    Same Origin Policy Part 0: Origins

    Recently, someone asked a pretty simple question: “ Why doesn’t IE consider the port when evaluating Same Origin Policy? ” and I realized that my Same-Origin-Policy series lacks an in-depth look at the concepts surrounding origins ....
  • IEInternals

    Browser Arcana: IP Literals in URLs

    While virtually all web traffic flows over connections based on the Internet Protocol, most of the time your browser first uses DNS to look up the target hostname’s IP address. However, sometimes URLs directly specify an IP address, skipping DNS...
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