News and updates about the latest add-ons, and plug-ins for Internet Explorer, Microsoft's web browser.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

Category: Browsers, IE

IEBlog is reporting on the improvements made to the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7. The main points that this article talks about: Using the root node wild card selector for IE only rules (* HTML) [strict mode only fix] Multi-class selectors as defined by CSS 2.1 (.floral.pastel) [strict mode only fix] Pseudo-element parsing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:43 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes

Category: IE, Ruby

Thomas Fuchs ( / Rails fame) talks of his Internet Explorer and Ajax image caching woes. Inserting chunks of HTML via Ajax is cool stuff, and speeds things up quite a bit. As long as you don’t happen to insert some images and you’re using Internet Explorer 6, that is. Here’s the problem: Internet Explorer Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:46 am

4.2 rating from 19 votes

Internet Explorer Has Native Support for Persistence and Saving Session Across Page Loads Without Cookies

Category: Articles, IE

Brad Neuberg has written up a lot on the state of state in the browser :) Saving Session Across Page Loads Without Cookies, On The Client Side This is a mini-tutorial on saving state across page loads on the client side, without using cookies so as to save large amounts of data beyond cookies size Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:36 am

4 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Ajax in IE without ActiveX

Category: Examples, IE

What about if you are worried about non-ActiveXians being able to use your cool Ajax cool on IE? Kae Verens wrote about his experience writing Ajax in IE without ActiveX. He then followed up noting that: On Friday, I announced a non-ActiveX version of XMLHttpRequest, with the proviso that it would require server-side magic. Sajax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:09 pm

4 rating from 14 votes

Monday, August 1st, 2005

IE 7 Reviews

Category: Browsers, Google, IE

Joe Walker of DWR has written about IE 7 reviews: Mezzoblue looks into the CSS bugs, which don’t appear to be fixed Can you run IE 7 and previous versions? The Register thinks IE 7 got naughty with Google/Y!. Scoble gets even, and IE Blog responds IE 7 Announcement Mozilla: IE 7 to boost Firefox Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

IE Frame Bug

Category: Editorial, IE

Bob Lee brought up a sneaky little IE bug: Some of my IE users were seeing a, “mixed secure and insecure content,” warning. After looking everywhere for a style sheet, web page, image or script loaded via HTTP instead of HTTPS, I tracked the problem down to an iframe missing the src attribute (the attribute Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 pm

3.2 rating from 22 votes

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Client-side state in IE… what about Mozilla?

Category: Editorial, IE

Jordan Frank talks about using IE’s DHTML behaviors to store state on a browser, and wonders when Mozilla will get similar functionality. He also does a lot of preaching, but we’ll forgive him for that. The userData behaviour allows for any type of structured data to be stored. As such, it provides an excellent alternative Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:49 am
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3.4 rating from 7 votes

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Drip: IE Leak Detector

Category: Browsers, IE, JavaScript, Utility

One of the major issues in developing JavaScript applications (and hence Ajax) is that over time we have found memory leaks in implementations such as in IE (JScript). Joel Webber has stepped up to the plate and has released an early version of a leak detector for IE: It’s a pretty simple application. Basically, it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:27 am

3.7 rating from 11 votes

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Dean Edwards’ IE7

Category: IE, JavaScript

Dean Edwards wishes that IE had decent CSS support, like us all. He went out and created a package called IE7, which tries to fix the box model, add XMLHttpRequest and DOMParser nicely, etc etc. The IE7 XML Extras is modelled on the Mozilla extras. Thanks Dean!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am
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3 rating from 7 votes