Go Seahawks!


The information published in this post is now out-of-date.

—IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on their awesome win yesterday and their first NFC championship! (The Seahawks are our local American football team.) We’re thrilled that the Seahawks are finally going to Super Bowl and can’t wait for the big game in two weeks.

 – Tony Chor

Comments (93)

  1. Anonymous says:

    professional football? college rules. go seminoles!

  2. tbink says:

    aack… not about football :>) … Questions though: will IE7 embed support for Jscript.NET (client side)? Will .NET 2.0 be installed by IE7 and/or Vista?

    -Thomas Giebink

  3. Anonymous says:

    1> No IE7 does not embed support for .NET languages, although you can of course use Winforms integration to run Winforms code in the browser (this was possible in IE6 too).

    2> No IE7 does not install .NET 2.0, but I believe Windows Vista does.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love IE and Microsoft but I have to say, GO STEELERS!!

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the Seahawks but Steelers are my team!

  5. Anonymous says:

    You better clean your rooms, and deliver a public beta first, or you boys can just forget about any superbowl.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hurray for football. After you’re done vegging watching the games though, would you mind adding some features to IE? At least tabbed browsing. I mean, all the browsers out there have tabs now. Even AOL. And I mean, come on, that’s AOL. And how about some protection from all those ad/spyware bars that can get installed automatically? That’d be good too. Oh, and a built in popup blocker…

  7. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous (Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:00 AM)

    Ehm… please read the previous post also 😉

    Yes it is in :P!

    IE is far from my favourite browser (due to CSS problems), but if you can’t relax (football) you can’t work! Enjoy the Football! And Enjoy developing IE as much as I enjoy making websites!

    greets,

    xfinx

  8. Anonymous says:

    what are "seahawks", and do they run cross-browser?

    :-)

    Kae

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey! Instead of sitting on your ass watching football, go make some IE! 😛

  10. Vasil Dinkov says:

    I don’t watch/like much "football" as you Americans know it.

    I watch/like very much "football" as we Europeans know it. So I won’t say Go Seahawks! but I’d very much like to say:

    Samo Botev Plovdiv!

    Which means Only Botev Plovdiv! in Bulgarian. :)

    /me back to work

  11. Anonymous says:

    I wasn’t aware that football teams read internet browser development blogs. >_>

    Not trying to be rude here, but as much as it’s great you guys like football and support your team, I really _do_not_care_. Please get on with making IE not suck so hard.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ya not sure what this has to do with IE. please get IE7 out soon :(

  13. Anonymous says:

    If this were your personal blog, Tony, this sort of thing might be appropriate. But what does this have to do with IE? Please keep this sort of nonsense out of here.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Why is this on my RSS feed for Internet Explorer? This is very unprofessional.

  15. hAl says:

    How about the superbowl date for the launch of the public IE beta version ?

  16. hAl says:

    American football is like rugby for whimps.

    Oh and of course real football will be seen this summer in Germany when the most popular sporting event of the year will be held.

    The FIFA World Cup.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi guys,

    While I am normally a big fan of these blogs, I have to agree with a few of the latest comments, that a post of this nature really is not appropriate here.

    I hate to sound a little mean with all of this, but one of the main rules that you ask induviduals to stick to when posting is that they ‘stay on topic’. My point there is that surely you guys should be held to that rule when it comes to the the stuff you put up.

    As Chad has also mentioned, updates like these project a kind of unprofessional image to the reader.

    Anyways, my overarching point (much like many of the other posters before me), is that if people wanted to read about football news (or anything sports related), then they’d go to a dedicated sports website or blog. As it stands, people who are reading this blog are interested in IE and in getting the latest news on IE 7, so they kinda expect posts on along those lines…….

  18. Anonymous says:

    Some of these responses are hilarious, but come on guys. What did you expect? People come here for IE7 not football.

    My question is, why was this link removed from the frontpage of Mix06?

    "Adam, Innocent Bystander: We’ve heard the feedback about standards-based web development, and IE7 addresses many of the biggest issues. You will be able to try IE7 before MIX, and we’ll make a special build available at MIX. We’ll also have open discussion where you can provide this kind of feedback to the IE team in person. Finally, I want to be clear that the conference is about a lot more than the web browser. RSS, media, gadgets, etc. all play a big part."

    http://blog.mix06.com/blog/archive/2005/12/16/12.aspx#comments

    Seems to be a simple direct answer that we are not getting here. Instead of Q1 which is a vague as you can be. This clearly states that IE7 will be out before Mix06. Please confirm.

  19. Bruce Morgan [MSFT] says:

    We don’t feel the need to restrict ourselves to "only technical subjects" on the IEBlog. It’s our blog (a generally casual communications mechanism) and frankly we feel free to post on subjects of interest to us and to our audience. Sometimes more us than our audience, and that’s OK.

    We expected this one to draw criticism from the "stay technical, please" crowd. My suggestion is to wait for the next post if this one didn’t interest you.

    Serious Sam, we don’t really police the comments to "stay on topic". The only "main rules" we have is to not use profanity or personally attack people. If you look through the comment threads, you will often find people saying "stay on topic" but it’s not (usually) an IE team member.

    Adam, the post you refer to is on the MIX06 site which we on the IE team don’t control. I’m assuming that post is from Joshua Allen, IE technical evangelist. Our intent is to have a build available at MIX06, just as he says. And that’s as precise as your going to get, sorry.

  20. Anonymous says:

    GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Of course comments about the Seahawks belong here, Paul Allen owns them, they were bought with all those dirty M$ ritches.

  21. tbink says:

    Thanks for this reply, Eric. Is embed support for Jscript.NET completely out of consideration for IE7? The reason I ask concerns project under development… having a sense of where IE is headed in the future helps determine our path now.

    I bring this up because Peter Torr raised the possibility in an external forum:

    [Hi,

    There are no concrete plans for this at the moment but that could change.

    We are looking for customer feedback on this (there is very little so far).

    Embedding JScript .NET inside the browser is definitely a "cool" thing to

    do, but unless customers come back and say "Hey, this would really make my

    life easy!" or "This enables a whole bunch of new scenarios for me" it’s

    probably not going to happen.

    Peter]

    I (being a customer :>) would be glad to oblige Peter’s request for feedback if this is the proper place to do so.

    — Thomas Giebink

    —————-

    1> No IE7 does not embed support for .NET languages, although you can of course use Winforms integration to run Winforms code in the browser (this was possible in IE6 too).

    2> No IE7 does not install .NET 2.0, but I believe Windows Vista does.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Ok, go Seahawks, but when’s the Public Beta going to be released?

  23. ieblog says:

    Serious Sam and others,

    This is the IE Team’s blog. We post about things that interest us. They aren’t always work related and we’re fine with that. It is meant to be much looser than, say, writing KB Articles. It’s the same reason that we post team photos from time to time as well. It’s about the team as well as the product so you should expect that we’ll continue to post "off topic" things at times. It’s a blog.

    – Al Billings [MSFT]

  24. Anonymous says:

    I can see how happy everyone here is.I have a question tho. When will we be able to try out the public Beta of Internet Explorer 7. Cause i want to try it out. I don’t even care if it is in the Beta part.I understand everyone here likes football.But we have been waiting as long as we can.At least tell us what day you plan to release it.I even have my website ready for it as well so that when it is released it will work the right way with it.

    So when you plan to tell us the release date. We will be ready to read this blog about it.Also i have a question about Windows Vista when will it have a beta 2 of its own as well? Cause not saying i don’t like XP SP2 it just has not been doing its job when it comes to using the pop-up blocker.I also want to know How will Windows Vista Be different then Windows XP other then different folders.Cause i have a friend or 2 that use a mac pc and they don’t have virus problems.If Vista has the coding to keep virus problems away and can fix virus problems that a computer could already have then that would be great.Also how will people who want to change from Windows XP to Windows Vista be able to do so?

    If i think of anything else i will give more feedback.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Woo Hoo damn good game. SeaHawks all the way baby! Plus to all the stay on topics guys, man give these guys a break. I’m sure they are working very hard and we all know dev’s need to relax a little bit too.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I have just installed, it is slower than B1, especially with opening tabs and when opening a new page, there is a line of nothing under tabs, but you have done a nice job. Keep working, I cannot wait for official release. 😉

  27. hAl says:

    Is there some code floating around on the internet belonging to IE7 ?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Boys, I think I’m going to have to side with mom. Clean up your room, release a public beta, and then you can go to the Superbowl PARTY!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Totally off-topic:

    input {

    background-color: yellow;

    }

    input[type="text"] {

    background-color: red;

    }

    input[type="checkbox"] {

    background-color: none;

    }

    This renders all input elements with a yellow background in the leaked IE7 build, though all the rest input attributes work as they are supposed to with CSS selectors. Is this (1) a bug, (2) you haven’t got the chance to implement it yet or (3) was it done intentionally and the "type" attribute won’t be exposed to CSS selectors on the final build?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Will the public beta be feature complete?

  31. Anonymous says:

    I know this is off-topic, but where can I report bugs of IE7?

  32. Anonymous says:

    I was about to ask why a sports article would be on this IE blog, and then saw "Seattle is our local team", and was like "Oh yeah, Microsoft is stationed in Redmond, Washington"

    Be sure to enjoy your break!

  33. Anonymous says:

    I bet those of you wishing blog postings here remain technical are probably Colts fans 😛

  34. Anonymous says:

    It’s the IE Blog, as in a blog. I write what I dam well feel like on my blog. I think of this blog almost like some people think about "leaked" IE betas.

    I may not know anything about stocks but I have a feeling if all the standards advocates (such as myself) bought up all of MS’s stocks then we’d have something more, professional. 😉

  35. Anonymous says:

    I see people here who doesn’t know where to submit bugs on IE7 beta. Well if you where an MSDN subscriber, then you would know where to submit a bug.

    In all the projects I have beta tested (the free ones, not MSDN related but kinda related) have all had a link when I logged in that said "Submit a bug".

    So you probably shouldn’t whine, because you have managed to get hold of IE7 from a place where you where not suppose to.

    Pay up the $$$ or stop whining about not knowing where to submit a bug.

    Damnit.. looks like I’m angry.. uhm sorry about that!

    Just kinda annoyed at people who steal software then complain about it not working as it should :-).

    @IE team–

    Will IE7 be more safe using IE enhanced security on Windows server 2003 xxx ed. then on Windows XP Pro. SP2 (which doesn’t have IE enhanced security)?

    @Rest of ya–

    Love your comments, I don’t know much about webdesigning/developing, but thanks to you I know a lot more now :-).

  36. Anonymous says:

    @Lordmike: The "Enhanced Security Configuration" for IE is what we internally call "IE-hardening". There’s nothing really magical about it– it’s mostly just a lockdown of the zones settings such that almost everything is turned off. IE6 on XPSP2 without hardening has solid security, but you if you want, you can notch up the security sliders using Tools | Internet Options.

    IE7 on Windows Vista will have security protection above and beyond hardening, because Protected Mode IE helps defend the entire platform.

  37. Anonymous says:

    @Lordmike: The "Enhanced Security Configuration" for IE is what we internally call "IE-hardening". There’s nothing really magical about it– it’s mostly just a lockdown of the zones settings such that almost everything is turned off. IE6 on XPSP2 without hardening has solid security, but you if you want, you can notch up the security sliders using Tools | Internet Options.

    IE7 on Windows Vista will have security protection above and beyond hardening, because Protected Mode IE helps defend the entire platform.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Tony, I still have not seen an answer to my previous post. "Why is this on my RSS feed for Internet Explorer?"

  39. Anonymous says:

    @Chad Bailey:

    I believe the answer is: "Because you have subscribed to the IE blog feed."

  40. Anonymous says:

    To Lordmike "Just kinda annoyed at people who steal software then complain about it not working as it should :-). "

    As far as I know, IE is freeware, isnot it? :)

    I understand, why beta isnot available for public, because most people would get infected or just whined about bugs, which are normal for betas. I used beta 1 for 6 months, even with bugs like freezing a few times a day, especially with bookmars. Beta 2 have also a few bugs, the most annoying is, that it removes cookies in about 3 houres, but I am gonna use it, because I am one of a few people, who really like IE and there are still less and less of them. So I should have to wait 1 year or I should have to use an alternative browser, if I just want to have things like tabs and I do not want to instal any extensions? :)

  41. Anonymous says:

    So I should have to wait 1 year or I should have to use an alternative browser, if I just want to have things like tabs and I do not want to instal any extensions? :)

    Exactly. MS is the late one in this game. And getting later by the day.

  42. ieblog says:

    Chad,

    I’m afraid that the question isn’t clear. This is in your RSS feed because we posted it to the blog and you get a feed of our posts. As Bruce and I have mentioned, this is a team blog for the IE team so there will be times where we blog about general things of interest to us. The fact that our local football team did well is a good thing of interest to a lot of us here. :-)

    Al Billings [MSFT]

  43. Anonymous says:

    One lesson here.

    The Steelers went to Cinci – where supposed to get their rear ends handed to them, then it was discovered that Cinci was vulnerable to a denial of service attack directed at their QB Interface.

    The Steelers then went to Indy. Hopeless cause for Pitt. Of course, nobody expected the unpatched Manning bug to appear again – but alas it did.

    The Steelers then go to Denver. Seems that internal Plumning in the Broncos had a serious flaw also.

    Now, its Detroit. Biggest problem in this AFC showdown in the Superbowl is that somewhere along the way, the upstart Steelers, while claiming to be playing away from their home advantage yet again – neglected to mention that this was a planned on destination – as they had to return the Bus back to where it came from sooner or later.

    Now the real question here is – will the birds of flight really be able to knock the axle off the Bus, when its got that big of a head of steam, and is almost home.

  44. Anonymous says:

    (damn, I have to be the worlds biggest Sports Fanatic Computer Geek)

    oh, and um – Go Vikings :)

  45. Anonymous says:

    yeah and on that note, GO INDIA !!! beat the pulp out of Pakistan (in cricket that is).

    You guys doing an amazing job with IE, keep the fab work going <3

  46. Anonymous says:

    @TheTOM.SK–

    In normal cases when it was freeware from a company who just make freeware I would agree. But this is Microsoft! Even if it’s free, you still need a windows license to run it and therefor it’s not really freeware in my eyes anymore. Though I could be _hugely_ mistaken… has happened before :-).

    I can understand why you don’t want to install google pack (tried it and hate it) or msn toolbar (even worse then google pack) just for tabs.

    I use IE6, Firefox, Opera, Kongueror and especially lynx.

    We all want IE7 like yesterday, because we have been waiting so long. But I’m one of those who’ll have to wait, mostly beause I’m out of testboxes at the moment.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Super Bowl ? Fantastic… is my dream !

  48. Anonymous says:

    I think that Explorer and Firefox would make a good Superbowl commercial, much like the bud bowl commercials.

    Only problem is, who would be leading? :)

  49. Anonymous says:

    Go Steelers..sorry man but Seatle gonna a loose by 20.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Go Steelers..sorry man but Seatle gonna a loose by 20

  51. Anonymous says:

    w00t

  52. Anonymous says:

    IE would win the in a commercial. I just see it now… the little fox comes out to fight with his gloves on, when the great IE rendering machine eats the stadium whole! And the crowd goes wild, and the trumpets play, and everyone is happy.

    Go IE 6 and 7, and MS!

  53. Anonymous says:

    "great IE rendering machine"

    *cough*…

  54. Anonymous says:

    "As Bruce and I have mentioned, this is a team blog for the IE team so there will be times where we blog about general things of interest to us. The fact that our local football team did well is a good thing of interest to a lot of us here. :-)

    Al Billings [MSFT]"

    Sorry, that’s a pathetic excuse. You spammed our RSS feeds. Your "customers" subscribe to this blog for offical information on IE, not irrelevant sports spam.

    If you want our trust, then be big boys and girls. Say you’re sorry, when you cross the line.

    It’s not always just about you.

  55. Bruce Morgan [MSFT] says:

    Official IE information: IE team members pretty damn happy the Seahawks won the NFC championship. Team morale higher than ever.

    Stay tuned for another official IEBlog post when the Seahawks win the Super Bowl.

  56. Anonymous says:

    Could somone please confirm this certificate? I had to instal it to be able to instal v7.0.5299.0. Thanks forward.

    Thumbprint (sha1): 2BD63D28 D7BCD0E2 51195AEB 519243C1 3142EBC3

    http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/5325/untitled0dr.jpg

  57. Anonymous says:

    for Spamee…

    Developers have a life, too. One RSS item about something exciting shouldn’t kill you. I don’t suppose you’ve ever liked something enough to mention it at work? Well then.

    Go IE 6 and 7, and MS!

  58. Anonymous says:

    @TheTom.SK– Lemme get this straight– You’re smart enough to check the signature, but stupid enough to pirate an unreleased version with god-knows-what serious security holes?

    There’s a reason MS doesn’t release every build.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Football no, please, if you want really good sport watch UEFA Champions League matches (soccer). The best footballers on the world play in Europe. :)

  60. Anonymous says:

    Will, IE is for me the most secure browser, even in beta version, so why should I have been worried. 😉

  61. Anonymous says:

    Hate to be off topic but…

    @ FrozenCow and others…

    To report bugs in IE ~FIRST~ first read this and THEN follow through on reporting bugs.

    Your code MUST validate, your code MUST have the proper mimetype (XHTML 1.1+ will not help in reporting now, so XHTML 1.0 Strict served as text/html or LOWER is what you should report). Ensure you are using elements properly (DIVs for layout) and have a fundamental understanding about the correct references and behaviors that should be expected. If you don’t know for example what the box model is about and how it works then you should simply not be reporting bugs yet.

    Bugs should be reported for IE6 only (not 5.5 or 2.0 for example, yes, there are people who would post for such things…you tend to get variety with six billion people!) I have a few serious bugs to report myself but I do not know when Microsoft will put serious effort in to proper XHTML 1.1 support (a mimetype issue in part).

    If you truly are up to standards (and I have seen only a very select few in my surfing) and you understand the W3C site like you understand English then you should have already read this page on WASP…

    http://www.webstandards.org/act/bug/

    For the folks at Microsoft to get IE out quicker and with the quality that we’re all hoping for it’s important that only actual bugs are reported. If we are to expect such things as application/xhtml+xml and CSS3 support then people should start demonstrating a working understanding of the current standards.

    Hope this helps…

  62. Anonymous says:

    When will the Developer toolbar for IE be updated? Chris Pederick has already doubled the amount of features in the Mozilla version and it works flawlessly.

    And when’s the next blog post coming? It’s been a while now.

  63. DMassy says:

    Hi Ron,

    We’re working on getting an updated preview of the developer toolbar out soon. Are there specific features you’d like to see added to it?

    I think you’ll be seeing another blog post soon too :)

    Thanks

    -Dave

  64. Anonymous says:

    Hehe You all playing football, Great job ur team done with IE 7 beta 2 i love it specialy graphics and wonder why google is not there as a serch wender i dont think u all forgot abt google LOL anyway IE 7 beta 2 Rocks

  65. Anonymous says:

    Holy moly! I just downloaded the developer preview of IE7 and I have never been so disappointed about a software release since Pacman for the Atari 2600. I had been defending you guys at IE development for ages and you made me eat my shoes. The interface is a step down, there is not better CSS support than IE6 and… well I need say no more. The worst part is there isn’t even a way to uninstall it. I am now 100% Firefox guy now thanks to IE7. Thanks but no thanks. This is the beginning of the end of MS. You heard it here first.

  66. Bruce Morgan [MSFT] says:

    You can uninstall IE7 using Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. You need to check "Show Updates" to see the IE7 entry.

    And by the way, you’re far from the first, or the last, person to say "beginnning of the end of MS".

  67. Wraith Daquell says:

    Larry Zoumas-

    One developer preview destroyed your confidence in MS? I’d hate to here your views about your weather-man…

    I for one can’t wait for IE7. (you didn’t like Pacman? How do you live day by day?)

  68. Anonymous says:

    "Holy moly! I just downloaded the developer preview of IE7 and I have never been so disappointed about a software release since Pacman for the Atari 2600."

    Take out your anger in the Browser Wars then.

    http://stephenbrooks.org/games/browserwars/ ( via http://www.digg.com/links/War_of_the_browsers… )

  69. Anonymous says:

    *ahem* type the three dots after the URL.

  70. Anonymous says:

    To John A Billick III:

    If Frozencow asks how to report bugs in IE7 isn’t it be better to point to a site where you can report IE7 bugs such as:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.InternetExplorer7Bugs

    than to an old site for reporting IE6 rendering problems?



    The channel 9 reference was posted a long time ago here ("what we talk about…"). However, you don’t find it when searching for bugs (since it only talks about "feedback" etc).

  71. Anonymous says:

    Great, you have to fix the most used browser in the world and you’re wasting time watching TV. So USA, that is.

  72. vslee says:

    I really like the new tab preview feature, and have some ideas to make tabs even better:

    1. Allow multiple rows of tabs like you get in the control panels (display settings). This way, all of the text isn’t crammed into an unreadable bit when you have lots of tabs open. (you could make this feature off by default if too many rows of tabs confuses users)

    2. Allow tabs to be rearranged. This would be useful to oragnize your information, like you could put related tabs closer together. This is especially important if you’re saving your tab groups because this means that the tabs are living longer (you’re saving them and reloading them later).

    3. Allow tabs to be dragged between IE windows. If I have two IE’s open side by side on a big monitor, and i’m browsing on one and click on a link, sometimes I want to view that link side by side with the first page. I can then drag that new tab over to the other IE window to make that happen. (Instead of copying the URL, opening a new tab in the other window and then pasting). This is sort of an extension of request #2.

    Is posting on this blog the best way to make these kinds of requests? Or is there another venue that’s better?

    Thanks,

    Victor Lee

  73. Anonymous says:

    "One developer preview destroyed your confidence in MS? I’d hate to here your views about your weather-man…"

    Excuse me? As a Web developer IE is the most important piece of software MS makes because it connects my users to my applications. IE7 was supposed to be out last Summer and it still looks and works like crap in January 2006.

    In short, Firefox 1.5 is developed by volunteers, out now, and superior in every respect to IE 7 Beta 2. Why the hell should people even care about IE7 any more except ignorance of the available alternatives?

  74. Anonymous says:

    > "IE7 was supposed to be out last Summer"

    Sez who?

    > "works like crap in January 2006"

    Lemme get this straight– you installed a warez’d version that Microsoft didn’t release to the public, and you’re complaining about quality?

  75. Vilius Šumskas says:

    @Larry Zoumas

    > In short, Firefox 1.5 is developed by volunteers, out now, and superior in every respect to IE 7 Beta 2. Why the hell should people even care about IE7 any more except ignorance of the available alternatives?

    No it’s not. The only thing FF is better – web standards. Everything else is a myth. FF is unusable to ordinary user. I’m sysadmin and I experimented with the group of my users and FF since version 0.8. And you know what? Everyone (I mean everyone from the group of 15 people) called me everyday and complained about ridicilous things. Like "firefox doesn’t select address bar on mouse click", "you can’t open 2 webmail sessions because sessions are shared in firefox between windows", "this firefox thing is sooo slow", "how can I remove tabs". And THEY ARE RIGHT. I complained about FF myself because I’m the only admin and updating 20 tested FF installations is a nightmare. IE has integration with active directory and with WSUS and you can update thouthands of PCs with one mouse click. Because of things above and lots of others I can’t see Firefox in buisness world anytime soon.

    I understand your concerns about web standard as a web developer. But most of them were fixed in beta 2 (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/29/445242.aspx). IE7 *will have* css2 selector support, png transparency and other stuff that you were waiting for years. So please don’t complain about the software that you haven’t seen, because it’s not released yet.

  76. Vilius Šumskas says:

    more @Larry Zoumas

    >Why the hell should people even care about IE7 any more except ignorance of the available alternatives?

    Have you ever have a thought "people care about IE7 because they actually like it"?

  77. Anonymous says:

    Seahawks WIN! Seahawks WIN!!!! Seahawks WIN!!!!!!!!

  78. Anonymous says:

    The both claimed it was available for download, now CNET has retracted and their site says "plans"..

    Linkage to the download would be appreciated.

    Thx

  79. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, minor mess up there. We expected the download site to be available at 9:00am PST. It took a little while longer to prop the pages to all our servers. We waited to post to the blog until the pages were up, but some news sources who we had pre-briefed still had the 9:00am time and went live then.

    — Tony

  80. Anonymous says:

    Finally, official IE 7 beta has been released, I wanted it at Christmas as the present, but nevermind. Well, anyone knows, where I could find some info about new reg values? I want to add them to my reg file, but I cannot find out, what they actually do. Values: 180A, 180C, 2103, 2104, 2301. Following site was really usefull, but I do not think, that it will be updated sooner than in summer. :'(

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=182569

  81. Anonymous says:

    One more question, if I can ask. I have just noticed, that the released preview is the v7.0.5296.0 and the version, that has leaked to internet before was v7.0.5299.0. Does it mean, that 5299 is unstable and I should not have to use it?

  82. ieblog says:

    TheTom.SK,

    It is probably not a good idea to use software that isn’t officially released that someone broke NDA by pirating onto the Internet. So, no, you should not use 5299 if you are running it.

    – Al Billings [MSFT]

  83. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

    @TheTOM: 180A and 180C are used internally and not documented.

    The following are new values:

    0x2103 Allow status bar updates via script (URLACTION_FEATURE_SCRIPT_STATUS_BAR)

    0x2104 Always show address bar on windows(URLACTION_FEATURE_FORCE_ADDR_AND_STATUS)

    0x2301 Run antiphishing check (URLACTION_ALLOW_APEVALUATION)

  84. ChelseaExpat says:

    It’s a real shame that there are some on here for whom a little fun is just too much of an encroachment on their bland life. Come on people, let the folks from Seattle have their day in the sun (or snow as it will be in Detroit this year 😉 If you don’t like the post then don’t read it. These guys work long hard hours so are entitled, IMHO, to a little fun.

    And we wonder why geeks get such a bad rap as having no sense of humour! Lighten up people!

    BTW, Go Seahawks 😉

  85. Zach says:

    Dang, come on people.

    Lets be serious and worry about the what matters right now in regards to IE 7, who cars about some stupid game.

    What I want to know is exactly how much of delay its going to cause when Benji drives that Bus, loaded own with steel, over that little bird a couple of times?

    Do you guys have grief counselors set up in advance? These are things that are important – depression has been proven to be a negative factor in production at work.

    Just want to make sure you guys got this all planned out ahead of time.

  86. steve says:

    SEAHAWKS WILL WIN

  87. Ashlee Dingle says:

    The Seahawks did great! The refs were really un fair. I dont know much about football but i thought they would have won if it was a fair game. They did a great job and played really hard. Nice job.

  88. FOOTBALL says:

    awe "The Seahawks did great! The refs were really un fair."   Sorry you lost. It was a good game. Suck it up. Dont make excuses. GOOD JOB STEELERS!!!!!

  89. rick says:

    The Seahawks should have won refs stunk it all up how can u sit there steelers fans and not notice the horrible calls cmon ive never seen a game that was called like this one it made me very upset even if i wasnt a seahawk fan i would have been upset i think we seahawk fans should boycott anything NFL. OK enough im judt upset with what happened next years ares thank you SEAHAWKS

  90. Microsoft loses the Superbowl! says:

    Well, we knew it was going to happen, but it fun to watch you try!

    Once again, this Blog should not contain anything but articles about IE.

    Oh, btw, any chance of a survey for this blog? E.g. an ongoing weekly survey for the feedback you guys really need on post topics etc.?

    Sample Survey:

    What is the main reason why you will upgrade to IE7, but choose to use a better browser instead?

    (_) Firefox’s Extensions

    (_) Opera’s Speed

    (_) Web Standards Support (CSS, DOM, XHTML)

    (_) Not tied to the Operating System

    (_) An annoying IE Feature that jusk makes using it a pain (e.g. new window opens last page)

    (_) Security

    (_) Extended Bookmarks / Live Bookmarks

    (_) Open Bug Tracking System / User input appreciated, noted, and acted on

    [_Submit_]

    You can pretend that the above, is just another rant, but I think you will find, that with this kind of candid feedback, you will be able to identify, what it is that most users hate most about IE.

    (Then again, you might have to change the radio buttons to checkboxes to get acurate feedback.)

    Steelers Fan!

  91. sorry rick says:

    Rick – You lost. Get over it. Thanks kid

  92. Steve says:

    @Game Kid.

    Nice link 😉  Funnie thing is, you can’t play!

    You have to be using a browser that wasn’t the last / winning player, thus every time I go there, I can’t play.

    (hint hint, Firefox dominates all boards, all the time)

    re superbowl game.  It was a fun game hope all MS develops enjoyed it, it was close, better luck next tmie.