Searching is better in Beta 2!

In a previous post, I introduced our Beta 1 search functionality and mentioned we would soon ensure you can add search providers to IE without executable code or a masterful knowledge of the registry. Now that we’ve released the Beta 2 Preview I’d like to take a few minutes to describe the two separate extensibility…

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Call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages

We’re starting to see the first round of sites and pages breaking due to the CSS fixes we have made. We would like to ask your help in cleaning up existing CSS hacks in your pages for IE7. It is has been our policy since IE6 that under quirks doctype we will not make any…

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Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

We’ve already started talking about a few of the CSS changes that are going to be available in IE 7 when we release, but there are a few hanging points that we haven’t talked about yet or haven’t covered completely. There are 3 specific items I’d like to talk about: Using the root node wild card…

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Using rounded corners with IE today

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Web developers often want to add rounded corners to their pages.  Since we have no plans to do native rounded corner support in IE7 (CSS3 feature), I want to point out that there is an…

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Ease the Pain with IE6 Printing

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Before we start let me shortly introduce Adrian Bateman. He is the developer currently working on our IE7 print experience. Since he works out of Microsoft’s offices in Reading, England, we are much better now…

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HTTP Performance

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Before I joined the Internet Explorer team, I worked on the Microsoft Office Online website.  Handling massive amounts of traffic, we faced some performance challenges that forced me to dig into the guts of HTTP…

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Inspect Your Pages in IE

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Hi my name is Markus Mielke and I am a Program Manager working with Chris Wilson on CSS and platform support. Today, I would like to talk about DOM Inspectors for IE. For analyzing web pages and drilling down into problems on…

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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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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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New Community Article

On the Internet Explorer Community site there’s a new article covering personalising your browser by one of our Internet Explorer MVPs. There are some great tips there that the novice user might find very useful. This is part of a series of articles on the community site and I’d particularly call attention to the article…

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