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


Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Laurel Reitman, IE Program Mgr, on the Ajax Experience

Category: Browsers, IE, The Ajax Experience

We were happy to have Laurel Reitman, the lead program manager on the IE team, out at the Ajax Experience. There was a lot of good dialog between her and Alex, Brendan, and others about the future of browsers in general and IE in specific. She has written a post on the IEBlog recapping her Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:26 pm
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Monday, May 15th, 2006

XmlHttpRequest Debugging for IE

Category: IE, Toolkit

Julien Couvreur has once again made his mark on the Ajax world – first with the release of the widely-used Ajax debugger for Firefox (using Greasemonkey) and now with his latest – a bookmarklet for IE containing a port of the same script. Since I wrote the original XMLHttpRequest Debugging user script for Firefox (screenshot), Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:59 am
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3.9 rating from 39 votes

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 3: Panel

Category: Firefox, IE, The Ajax Experience

With key people present from Mozilla and the IE team present, today’s Ajax Experience panel is focused mostly on browser issues. A rare opportunity for Ajax developers to talk directly with the people who define our day-to-day constraints. As I write this, it’s thirty minutes after the panel finished and there’s still a decent crowd Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:34 pm
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2 rating from 231 votes

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Reusing XMLHttpRequest Without abort()

Category: IE, JavaScript, Programming, XmlHttpRequest

Last week, we mentioned Eric Pascarello’s “XMLHttpRequest Reuse Dilemma” article. Eric explained that to reuse an XMLHttpRequest object in IE, you must call abort(). In a follow-up, Pavan Keely says you actually don’t need the abort() call. Instead, just make sure the open() call happens before onreadystatechange(), rather than afterwards (as in Eric’s example). The Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:03 pm
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3.7 rating from 50 votes

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Screencast on Diagnosing Memory Leaks in IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Screencast, Toolkit

Patrick Fitzgerald posted a nice screencast explaining how he diagnosed and fixed an IE memory leak in his tabifier library. He walks through using the free tool Process Explorer to watch IE’s memory grow with each page refresh. He writes: This screencast discusses how I diagnosed and fixed a memory leak in a JavaScript library. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:01 am
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3.8 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

W3C Range for IE

Category: IE, JavaScript, Library

Jorgen Horstink has started to hack away on a W3C Range implementation for Internet Explorer. An example of its usage is: < View plain text > javascript <script src="function.prototype.js" type="text/javascript" /> <script src="range.js" type="text/javascript" /> <script type="text/javascript">   window.onload = function () {     var sel   = new Selection();     var range Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:49 am
7 Comments

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3.9 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

IE Tip: Cheeky way to see the current state of the page

Category: HTML, IE, Tip

Who needs debuggers and add ons, when you can simply put the following in your IE address bar: < View plain text > javascript javascript:'<xmp>’+window.document.body.outerHTML+'</xmp>’;

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:21 am
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3.8 rating from 89 votes

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Ask the Internet Explorer Team

Category: Browsers, IE, Interview

The Audible Ajax podcast crew will be interviewing the Microsoft Internet Explorer team in Redmond, WA later this week (for an Audible Ajax podcast episode that we’ll release later this month). As the provider of the dominant browser platform, we have a lot of questions that we’d like to ask them. But we’re also interested Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:04 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

IE 7 Preview Release: Download, Test, Pray?

Category: Browsers, IE

Microsoft has put out there IE7 Beta 2 Preview. We should make sure that our XHR code (or libs that we use) make sure to look up the native object first: < View plain text > javascript if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {           // If IE7, Mozilla, Safari, etc: Use native object   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:16 am
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3.5 rating from 25 votes

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

SELECT box fixed in IE 7

Category: IE

Ah the annoying problems with <select> elements in IE. Nothing drives you nuts like having selects ignoring z-index and the like, and making your apps look ugly. Well, it seems that one good thing in IE 7 is that they are fixing these problems, and moving from using the select boxes via Shell, and into Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:32 am
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4 rating from 24 votes

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Canvas in IE

Category: Canvas, IE

As soon as we saw SVG, Ben thought that it would be quite possible to take the VML support that IE has had for a long time, and make a converter that would make a subset of SVG work in IE. Emil Eklund had the same thought, and acted on it. In this case, his Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:09 am
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4 rating from 77 votes

Monday, December 26th, 2005

IE for Mac. Done. Thank god.

Category: IE

We have been at a few clients that asked us for Ajax support on IE for Mac. You have to have a bit of a laugh with that bad boy. Unfortunately, some clients require support for this beast, and although “support” means different things at different places… (e.g. degrades so it is readable, vs. same Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:01 am
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3.3 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

IE Leak Tool: Drip 0.3 Released

Category: Browsers, IE, JavaScript, Utility

We announced Drip, the IE Leak Detector back in June. Since then, the project got picked up by Matthias Miller, and his team has released a new version of the tool. The new features of Drip are: Major enhancements include: Drip now supports popup windows. (Note that the “Auto-Refresh” button does not apply to popup Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:00 am
2 Comments

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3.9 rating from 14 votes

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Microsoft call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages

Category: IE

Microsoft call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages The IE 7 team is seeing issues with their new browser, and announced a call to action on our IE hacks. Since developers need so many work arounds due to the IE box model breaking, and weird things, we have hacks galore. However, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:48 am
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2.6 rating from 9 votes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

IE Web Developer Helpers

Category: IE, JavaScript, Utility

At Microsoft PDC, we heard about the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta, which is like the Firefox Web Developer extension that every web developer has in their back pocket. IE Developer Toolbar The IE Developer Toolbar provides several features for deeply exploring and understanding Web pages. Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:37 am
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3.1 rating from 8 votes

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

IE 7 has XMLHttpRequest as native component. NOT ActiveX.

Category: IE

This is good news from IEBlog: IE 7 implements a native XMLHTTPRequest object for Javascript applications, instead of requiring an ActiveXObject to be created. This also means XMLHTTPRequest will function on machines that have ActiveX disabled. We’ve providing support for International Domain Names we’ve also done some thoughtful work to prevent spoofing of URLs by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:04 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes