File Download and Filenames

Several months ago, I blogged about IE’s support for International Filenames on Downloads. Today’s post is a bit simpler and describes two cases when IE may rename downloaded files. Filename Extension and QueryString Parameters If a file download HTTP response does not contain a Content-Disposition header, Internet Explorer will determine the filename from the URL. This may…

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Inline AutoComplete

Internet Explorer 8 removed support for one of my favorite browser features: Inline AutoComplete (IAC) for the address bar. This feature was off-by-default, but for almost a decade the first thing I did when setting up a new computer was enable IAC using the checkbox Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Use inline AutoComplete.  For IE8, we introduced a new…

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Preventing Automatic Hyperlinking in ContentEditable HTML

Today, a question from the mail bag… Q: Is there a way to stop IE from “auto-magically” recognizing and creating hyperlinks inside HTML? First, a bit of context. Web developers can use the ContentEditable property to allow users to edit part of a HTML page. This mechanism is often used to allow users to edit…

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Why Won’t IE Remember My Login Info?

Over on the Microsoft Answers forum, some folks have reported that Internet Explorer doesn’t remember their login details. This is a tricky problem to troubleshoot because there are a number of different problems which get lumped together under this description, and there are a number of different causes for each problem. Let’s break down the…

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