-- HTML5 permits websites to store considerable data on your local disk. It was originally expected that the browsers would impose a ceiling on this, but IE, Opera, Safari, and Chrome do not. A properly coded HTML5 site can completely fill your hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Google set up a sting operation to prove that rival Microsoft search engine Bing is cheating, using Internet Explorer to track users' Google search results and mining that data to improve Bing. Here's the proof.
posted by 2bucksplus
on Feb 1, 2011 -
Revamping the browser
Browser add ons such as Browster
for IE and Firefox or entirely new browsers such as Flock
(limited info) promise to rework the way browsing has been done during the IE only years from 1997 to 2004. More inside...
posted by hockeyman
on Jun 12, 2006 -
Don't let the copyright office REQUIRE IE.
Take a break from email and Web surfing to send a real, paper letter (with five copies) to the U.S. Copyright office and tell them that REQUIRING use of IE
for online preregistration of copyright claims is not acceptable.
Read the request for public comment and then send an original and five copies of your public comment to:
Copyright GC/ I&R
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20024-0400
posted by twsf
on Aug 11, 2005 -
Internet Explorer has not been updated for some time and competing browsers
have improved on its ageing feature-set. But there's no need to ditch IE. Maxthon
provides tabbed functionality and a lots more besides to give you a taste of what is likely to be included in IE7.
posted by bobbyelliott
on Jun 5, 2005 -
Microsoft's IE team is calling for input
into the future of their browser. Over lunch with Robert Scoble
they communicated that they're working hard on security patches. So where do you come in?
"The team is looking to work with community members to improve Internet Explorer. That means blogs. That means taking harsh feedback. That means having a dialog about the future that's frank and as open as possible."
With an opportunity like this we should forgo mere whining and name calling, and participate.
posted by will
on Jan 14, 2004 -
A new MS Internet Explorer vulnerability is discovered.
Most digerati already know about the spammer and lamer trick to publish URLs that look like legitimate hostnames to fool people in to trusting a malicious site. This trick is frequently used by spammers to steal people's PayPal accounts, by tricking them in to "resetting" their password at a site owned by the spammer but disguised as PayPal.com.
Today's new IE vulnerability is significantly worse. By including an 0x01 character after the @ symbol in the fake URL, IE can be tricked in to not displaying the rest of the URL at all. Don't expect a patch right way, the guy who found the hole released it to BugTraq on the same day
he notified Microsoft. (via Simon Willison)
posted by dejah420
on Dec 9, 2003 -
Microsoft to discontinue development of IE for the Mac...
Surprisingly this apparently isn't being done because of the low market share for Macintosh, but rather as a side effect of the increasing integration (whether real or alleged) between IE and the Operating System, which on the Mac is closed, so MS can cease development as support for their claims of mandatory integration between browser & OS. I await the next step, mandatory integration between email & OS? IM? Media tools? Net access?
posted by jonson
on Jun 13, 2003 -
While MS-bashing is often too easy, this statement about recent security holes
seemed especially astounding: "Outlook Express ships with every Windows system, or rather as part of IE, so it's on every system. But unless it is configured to receive mail, you are not at risk," said Scott Culp, manager for Microsoft security response. Interesting. Unless it is configured to receive mail
, like, you know, an email program.
posted by judith
on Oct 11, 2002 -
Netscape market share at an all time low?
Not according to Heise Online, a major news site here in Germany. In their very substantial weblogs, Microsoft went from 66,9% down to 65% from March to August of this year, while Netscape/Mozilla rose from 21,3 % to 22,6 and Opera from 7,8% to 8,4%.
(Warning: Link in German, but you will understand the tables at the end of the article easily).
posted by vowe
on Aug 28, 2002 -
Using Internet Explorer, Outlook, or Outlook Express on a PC? There's a new hack in town
, ready to exploit cross site scripts like nobody's business. Do yourself a favor and disarm ActiveX on your settings.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 12, 2002 -
One browser to rule them all...
Looks like IE's win in the browser wars is strengthening its position as the de facto browser as more and more developers code to IE and IE only. I know a lot of MeFiers are developers. What do you do when you develop your sites?
posted by TNLNYC
on Jul 8, 2002 -
Microsoft has designed
a Windows XP patch that will trick computers into behaving as though IE, Outlook Express, and Messenger aren't there, though not removing them, per the requirements of its antitrust settlement. They demonstrated a working version to the AP yesterday.
Oh yeah, and they're releasing it as a 40 megabyte download. In August. And it's other primary function will be to potentially sabotage the operating system.
Good ol' Microsoft.
posted by gsteff
on May 23, 2002 -
Like they say, it really is "indubitably the most astounding web-based email application on earth." I was skeptical, but their drag-and-drop interface is so clean and functional that comparing it to Microsoft Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail is like comparing a Frank Lloyd Wright house to a birdcage made of Tinkertoys. All DHTML, so it requires IE 5+ on Windows. Netscape, Opera, Mac, and Linux users are out of luck. (Welcome to the effects of market share
posted by monkey-mind
on Apr 6, 2002 -
AOL's Netscape sues Microsoft
for damage done to its Netscape Internet browser by violations of antitrust law found in a separate government case against the software giant. "I don't see this case as primarily about money. I see it as primarily about injunctive relief,'' said Steve Salop, a Georgetown University law professor.
posted by hitsman
on Jan 22, 2002 -
This is cool...and fun...and bizarre!!!
I stumbled across this on ScriptingNews
-- so take a look here first
. It's weird -- to say the least-- but it's very cool too... like playing and chatting while you browse (sorta). Anyway, you have to be running msie 5.5 for it to work... and there's a limit of only 15 concurrent users [just beta].
So if you get in, don't hog it! =) And if you can't get in, go dig the demo instead.
posted by blackholebrain
on Sep 20, 2001 -
Is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble looking at SAAB's US homepage in IE 5.0?
posted by bgluckman
on Jul 6, 2001 -
Microsoft Kills IE6 Smart Tags "External feedback" was one of the factors that led the company to remove the feature, although he indicated it could be resurrected in later versions.
Perhaps the constant barrage of complaints worked on this one? They've got it working, now they are back peddling. I for one am glad, "No Squiggly Lines".
posted by benjh
on Jun 28, 2001 -
IE 6.0 beta?
It looks like they leaked a copy (Win 2000 only). Many screenshots. More integration with MSN, sidebars (explorer bars), media player, etc.
posted by tremendo
on Jan 29, 2001 -
To those who are interested in such things, IE 5.5
is out, with all kinds of new and not that important features
, including those great colored scroll bars.
posted by endquote
on Jul 12, 2000 -
MS Cookie Patch
Breaks Some Images - We noticed something odd today. Those of us with IE 5.0 who installed the patch to close the cookie security hole can no longer see many of the images on the Washington Post
site. People who installed the patch on IE4 still can; and IE5 users without the patch also can. [More inside thread...]
posted by julen
on May 19, 2000 -
The Web Standards Project
blasts Microsoft's "arrogant" break with standards in IE 5.5/Windows Edition. Please read the press release
and, if you agree, post it to your favorite mailing lists and news groups. This must not stand.
posted by Zeldman
on Apr 10, 2000 -