IE7 RC1 (for XP) released


In case you’re one of the 12 people who read our blog and don’t also read the IE blog, I thought I should mention that the first public Release Candidate of IE7 for Windows XP has been made available today.

Read Dean’s post on the IE blog for details on the changes in this release over the one (mostly in setup and toolbar compatibility). Or go to http://www.microsoft.com/ie to install.

On the RSS front, we’ve fixed a number of bugs, but there’s no new functionality since the Beta 3 (the Beta 3 updates to the user experience and the platform). As we’ve said before, the Windows RSS Platform that ships with IE7 is API-complete — so developers can build on this release candidate secure in the knowledge that (unless something major is discovered that forces us to change), their apps will work correctly.

From Dean:

Depending on your feedback, we may post another release candidate. We’re still on track to ship the final IE7 release in the 4th calendar quarter.

Enjoy,

Sean

Comments (18)

  1. Ben says:

    Only twelve! Keep up the posts Sean 🙂

  2. Sean says:

    Well, I <i>was</i> being self-deprecating, because I’ve heard that goes over well. 🙂

    I’m pretty sure everyone who reads us, also reads the IE blog (since the IE blog is by far the most read Microsoft blog).

    Have no fear, though —  lots of new posts are in the pipeline. 🙂

    Sean

  3. I see with a sinking heart this post from 2005 and realize that IE7rc1 is still subverting a standard, that XSLT client-side is now broken:

    #  re: RSS Features in IE 7 for XP and Windows Vista Beta 1

    Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:26 AM by Anup

    2 things:

    1) If the RSS’s XML document itself has an XSLT applied, IE 7 Beta 1 ignores it. I think that is bad. In fact it overrides behaviour available in IE 6 which simply treats it as an XML document.

    You should apply your own XSLT when there isn’t one there already.

    I am referring to the xml-stylesheet prolog near the top of the XML document:

    <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="/xsl/rss.xsl"?>

  4. Charles Belov says:

    Okay, I did some exploring, and I see there is a preference for using IE7’s feed view. But it’s all or nothing for all sites. I’d like to see a 3rd setting "Use site view if one is provided, otherwise use IE7’s feed view" and have that be the default, that if the site provides an XSLT, use that first.

  5. Orlando says:

    The problem continues. IE7 RSS button worked fine but IE7 doesn’t handle correctly with extend characters. This happens too when browsing RSS but only in the titles, in the description it’s OK. Others RSS readers can read both RSS of the site correctly. See at:

    http://orlando.mvps.org or

    http://cpap.com.br/orlando

  6. Steve Anderson says:

    I don’t know whether any one has asked before. The RSS feature available in IE7 doesn’t seem to be available in applications hosting web browser controls. I tried IE7 RC1 for XP. When I typed the address http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories in IE7 and it shows the rendered result. When I type it in applications hosting web browser controls, it shows the original XML file. Is it intentional or temporary? Is there anyway to enable RSS rendering in web browser controls?

    Thanks for sharing information on this.

  7. John Slade says:

    I have IE7 rc1 which keeps crashing and ctrl alt del does nothing so a switch off is needed, great, I have auto downloads and an update for IE7 keeps appearing but this wont finalise its download / install, gives me an error message to restart then does nothing on clicking the icon, so I have to re-install an earlier version and the merry go round starts again. Any ideas

  8. Lanad says:

    wow…… nice work.

    Thanks .

  9. LFERC says:

    Okay, I did some exploring, and I see there is a preference for using IE7’s feed view. But it’s all or nothing for all sites. I’d like to see a 3rd setting "Use site view if one is provided, otherwise use IE7’s feed view" and have that be the default, that if the site provides an XSLT, use that first.

  10. Tweaks says:

    The problem continues. IE7 RSS button worked fine but IE7 doesn’t handle correctly with extend characters. This happens too when browsing RSS but only in the titles, in the description it’s OK. Others RSS readers can read both RSS of the site correctly. See at:

    http://orlando.mvps.org or

    http://cpap.com.br/orlando

  11. Veridom says:

    I see with a sinking heart this post from 2005 and realize that IE7rc1 is still subverting a standard, that XSLT client-side is now broken:

    #  re: RSS Features in IE 7 for XP and Windows Vista Beta 1

    Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:26 AM by Anup

    2 things:

    1) If the RSS’s XML document itself has an XSLT applied, IE 7 Beta 1 ignores it. I think that is bad. In fact it overrides behaviour available in IE 6 which simply treats it as an XML document.

    You should apply your own XSLT when there isn’t one there already.

    I am referring to the xml-stylesheet prolog near the top of the XML document:

    <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="/xsl/rss.xsl"?>

  12. I don’t know whether any one has asked before. The RSS feature available in IE7 doesn’t seem to be available in applications hosting web browser controls. I tried IE7 RC1 for XP. When I typed the address http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories in IE7 and it shows the rendered result. When I type it in applications hosting web browser controls, it shows the original XML file. Is it intentional or temporary? Is there anyway to enable RSS rendering in web browser controls?

    Thanks for sharing information on this.

  13. IE7 is full of bugs. Shame on microsh%$ 😉

    Good one Sean!

  14. sindbad says:

    I prefer firefox 😉 respect to you for taking time at ie7 ;-)))))))

  15. IE7 is a better browser, but it is still lack of excellence

  16. Sukienki says:

    I prefer firefox too. But IE7 is a good browser.

  17. Rules says:

    I did some exploring, and I see there is a preference for using IE7’s feed view. But it’s all or nothing for all sites. I’d like to see a 3rd setting "Use site view if one is provided, otherwise use IE7’s feed view" and have that be the default

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