How to use Fiddler Autoresponder to replay a fiddler trace?

In this quick tutorial, we want to show you how to use Fiddler’s Autoreponder to replay a previously captured or generated fiddler trace when trying to isolate html code performance or page errors.  The Fiddler AutoResponder is an excellent way to replay and reproduce a particular scenario, which makes troubleshooting a lot easier and less…

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Using Internet Component Download in an Enterprise environment

Hi everybody! As promised, here’s a blog post detailing how to make use of the Internet Component Download feature and a working example on how to benefit from its advantages together with the ActiveX Installer Service. The most common way to invoke an ActiveX control from a webpage is to use the object element. This…

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IE8: VS 2005 Script debugging is broken after installing IE8 on Windows Vista

Hi everyone! Veena here to discuss an issue that might affect developers using Visual Studio 2005 to perform client side script debugging.   After you install Internet Explorer 8, you may no longer be able to perform client side script debugging using Visual Studio 2005. This issue is discussed in http://blogs.msdn.com/greggm/archive/2009/04/01/script-debugging-broken-in-vs-2005-after-installing-ie8.aspx. Typically, setting the registry…

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Session management within Internet Explorer 8.0

Hi everyone! Veena again, back with a discussion on session management in IE8. Many application developers expect that they lose their session when they close the IE window. So when the user launches a new instance of IE, they expect that the user is shown the login screen. However, to their surprise, this doesn’t happen…

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Right floated element in Internet Explorer 8 is positioned differently than Internet Explorer 7

Hi everyone! Here is behavior difference between IE8 and IE7 that we’ve come across.  Hopefully will provide some good insight for anyone seeing this behavior today… Right floated elements render differently in Internet Explorer 8 compared to how other browsers including Internet Explorer 7 render. To demonstrate the differences let us see how the following…

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What does ielowutil.exe have to do with Internet Explorer 8.0?

Hi everyone!   Let’s start off by providing a little history around the challenges seen with Protected Mode and Internet Explorer (first introduced with Internet Explorer 7).  In Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Internet Explorer 7 runs, by default, in Protected Mode.   This helps protect users from attack by running the Internet Explorer process with greatly…

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Certain VB controls no longer display on web pages after installing KB960715

Hi everyone, This is Shahinur again and I wanted to write about an important issue that could affect many of you who are hosting legacy VB controls on your web page. After installing the security update that released in February 2009, KB960715 (Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits), certain VB controls might no longer display…

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Script URL will no longer work in a meta tag after installing 956390 on IE6

Hi everyone! It’s Shahinur again with another blog that I hope you find informative… I was working on an issue lately where window.close() no longer seemed to close a window. This started happening after installing the October 08 IE Cumulative update MS08-058 (KB956390). This was the code being used to close the window: <HTML><HEAD> <SCRIPT>…

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