Monday, January 7th, 2008

Dean Edwards IE7.js 2.0 Release

Category: IE, JavaScript, Library

The first famous “IE7” out there was Dean Edwards script that fixed IE 6 in as many ways as possible.

Now the IE7 browser itself has come out, Dean has updated his library to make sense in the new world, resulting in the new IE7.js 2.0 release which features:

  • The IE7 project is now hosted on googlecode (I got fed up with SourceForge).
  • IE7 is no longer modular. Instead I’ve merged the scripts into two: IE7.js and IE8.js
  • IE7.js includes only fixes that are included in the real MSIE7 browser.
  • All other enhancements are moved to IE8.js.
  • IE7 is now much smaller (11KB gzipped).
  • IE7 is now much faster (it uses the selector engine from base2.DOM)
  • There are no dependencies on other files (except blank.gif)
  • You can hotlink IE7/IE8.js directly from Google’s servers (usage instructions below)
  • The fix for base64 encoded images is no longer included

The new project is now living over on Google Code.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am

4.1 rating from 36 votes


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great news!

Comment by Jacob — January 7, 2008

Why google codes?
Do you know that google codes prevent some coutries’ people from downloading codes? ( political issues in open source world !! )
check this out:
Your client does not have permission to get URL /files/ie7-2.0(beta).zip from this server. (Client IP address: xx.xx.xx.xx)
You are accessing this page from a forbidden country.

Comment by phpcs — January 7, 2008

this is very cool, can’t wait to try this out. Currently writing an Ajax app for a rather large bureaucracy … and they are on IE6 as the “official standard”. IE6…Solid.

@phpcs… interesting… but I believe (could be wrong) that is your country’s government that is restricting your access, not Google.

Comment by Mark Holton — January 7, 2008

…have to just also say, this is brilliant. Inspirational to see a guy put his energy into a (11kB gzipped) fix — Dean Edwards, what a machine …

Comment by Mark Holton — January 7, 2008

Thanks Dean

Comment by Trevor — January 8, 2008

Great work! However, were there anyone able to make this work under https? Thanks Dean.

Comment by joss — June 3, 2008

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