Understanding SmartScreen Blocking

I’ve received a few emails recently, asking “Why is SmartScreen blocking my newspaper’s website?” Usually, the person asking assumes that, because they trust and regularly visit the website in question, this must be a false positive in SmartScreen. The reality is a bit more complicated, and a bit more interesting. Many websites rely upon advertising…

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Fiddler at MIX 2010

Just a quick little advertisement:   On the heels of the successful Fiddler session at PDC last fall, I’ll be hosting a “mini-session” on Fiddler at the MIX 2010 conference next Wednesday morning. I hope to meet some of you there!   Update 3/23/2010: The video from my talk is now live: http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/FT50.  A big…

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About this Blog

Topics I talk about Bugs and workarounds Shipped products Papers and other things I’ve read Topics I will not talk about: Schedules Future versions Comment Protocol The primary goal of the IEInternals blog is to convey useful information in a lightweight way to audiences that might not otherwise come across such information. In support of…

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Use Sensible Long-Lived Cache headers

As some of you might expect, I watch all of my network traffic when I browse the web—you never know when you’ll see something interesting. This afternoon, for example, my curiosity was piqued when I noted that as I browsed around the Zune website, my browser issued conditional HTTP requests to revalidate some resources. Microsoft…

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Why doesn’t Flash/Silverlight work in my .NET Application?

Over the past few months, I’ve run across a number of developers who have reported problems where their .NET application fails to render Flash or Silverlight content within a Web Browser Control. The most common reason for this problem is that .NET, by default, compiles with a target of AnyCPU, which means that your application…

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