Internet Explorer Team Blog

November, 2007

  • IEBlog

    The First Year of IE7

    It’s been a little over a year since we released IE7 on Windows XP and for Windows Vista, so I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about where we are after the year. According to internal Microsoft research based on data from Visual Sciences Corporation, there are over 300 million users are experiencing the web with IE7. This makes IE7 the second most popular browser after IE6. IE7 is already #1 in the US and UK, and we expect IE7 to surpass IE6 worldwide shortly. Perhaps more important...
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    Tools for Detecting Memory Leaks

    Hi everyone, As many web devs know, it’s relatively easy to build a site which results in memory leaks when viewed in Internet Explorer. IE team members have written MSDN articles on leak patterns , and other sites have posted articles with varying tone, depending on the author’s frustration with the problem. These memory leaks often occur as a result of circular references between Jscript objects and objects within IE’s DOM (document object model). Since the Jscript engine and IE have independent...
  • IEBlog

    IE Automatic Component Activation (Changes to IE ActiveX Update)

    Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages. Some sites required users to “click to activate” before they could interact with the control. Microsoft has now licensed the technologies from Eolas, removing the “click to activate” requirement in Internet Explorer. Because of this, we're removing the “click to activate” behavior from Internet Explorer! It’s important (and cool) to note that this change will require no modifications...
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