ECMAScript 3 and Beyond

There have been a number of blog posts recently about JavaScript developments, e.g. Gabriele Renzi’s “ECMAScript 4, the fourth system syndrome“. For ECMAScript, we here on the IE team certainly believe that thoughtful evolution is the right way to go; as I’ve frequently spoken about publicly, compatibility with the current web ecosystem – not “breaking…


URI Comparison Functions

Investigating URI parsing related issues in various products, I’ve run across many instances of code erroneously attempting to compare two URIs for equality. In some cases the author writes their own comparison and seems to be unaware of URI semantics and in other cases the author delegates to a Windows provided function that doesn’t quite work…


IE October Security Update is Now Available

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2007 is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the new Microsoft Update. I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already to ensure that you receive the latest updates for all Microsoft products. This update…


Internet Explorer 7 Update

Almost a year ago, we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Since then, IE7 is well on its way to becoming the most used browser in the world, and we’ve seen lots of evidence that IE7 makes it safer and easier to accomplish everyday tasks online. For example, the built-in Phishing Filter has protected…