Internet Explorer Compatibility Evaluator

My name is Tariq Sharif and I am a program manager in the IE security and networking team. I joined IE team shortly after Windows XP Service Pack 2 was released. Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduced many new security features for Internet Explorer, which can cause compatibility issues for some web applications and sites….

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A HTTP Detective Story by Eric Lawrence

As a little kid, my dad read with me a lot; we usually read detective stories.  While of questionable literary merit, those books developed in me a burning desire to figure stuff out, to pull back the curtain, to understand the mysterious.  I still maintain that curiosity today– I joined the IE team because I…

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IE and Standards

First of all, I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Chris Wilson; I’m the lead program manager for the web platform in IE.  (I am NOT Chris Wilson the drummer for Good Charlotte.  :^) )  I joined the IE team shortly before we shipped IE 2.0 in 1995, and worked in various releases for…

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Mark of the Web

With the Local Machine Zone Lockdown introduced in Windows XP SP2 an HTML file on your hard drive will no longer be able to run script and active content without user permissions being granted through the information bar and an additional prompt. This is part of the work to ensure that if you do get…

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Scripting

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 We received some good questions about how the JScript engine works in IE. What version of JScript is supported?The version of JScript included with IE6 is EcmaScript edition 3 compliant. I’ve seen some confusion recently…

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Table Rendering

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 A comment from Dave P on this blog touched on the interesting aspect of table rendering. Dave said “IE renders pages differently from, say firefox. One of the noticeable differences is that IE waits for…

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Http Debugging with Fiddler

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 We’ve just published an MSDN article on a tool called Fiddler. As the article explains it is very useful for http debugging and was written by Eric Lawrence one of the Program Managers on the…

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