MSIE 7.0

That is not a typo. The great man spoke the words today. [here and MSFT Press Release and here and here and here and here
and here and here]
Will it be better…?


The quote:

Building on those advancements, Gates announced Internet Explorer 7.0, designed to add new levels of security to Windows XP SP2 while maintaining the level of extensibility and compatibility that customers have come to expect. Internet Explorer 7.0 will also provide even stronger defenses against phishing, malicious software and spyware. The beta release is scheduled to be available this summer.

But what will those features be?

  • Complete CSS2 support? Hell! CSS1?
  • Full HTTP/1.1 compatability?
  • Final removal of ActiveX?
  • Truly enforce [X]HTML standards for publishing?
  • Simple extensibility for any developer?
  • Themes/Chrome?
  • A matching version for MacOSX?

They know they are in trouble. They are generating buzz. But if they have just patched and incremented MSIE 6.0, without re-engineering the core parser, rendering and networking engines, then it won’t be worth talking about.
Come on Microsoft: Impress me.

6 Replies to “MSIE 7.0”

  1. Will IE be better? I would sure hope so!
    Thank you for the linkback, BTW 🙂 Please resend your trackback. I was working on the trackback stuff and accidentally removed your TB.

  2. Thank you for the linkback, BTW 🙂 Please resend your trackback. I was working on the trackback stuff and accidentally removed your TB.

  3. Internet Explorer 7Bill Gates said beta versions of Internet Explorer 7 will be out this summer. He said the new version will be built on the work they did in SP2, and other things. Gates mentioned they will go further to defend IE users from phishing and other deceptive…

  4. Internet Explorer 7Bill Gates said beta versions of Internet Explorer 7 will be out this summer. He said the new version will be built on the work they did in SP2, and other things. Gates mentioned they will go further to defend IE users from phishing and other deceptive…

  5. Too late, I´m running the Netscape 8.0 beta based on Firefox and I don´t plan to switch back to anything else.
    Those interested can download it from:
    http://browser.netscape.com/nsb/
    It can also manually switch to the IE engine for those specific pages that for some reason or another refuse to load on the Firefox-Netscape-Mozilla engine (“Gecko”). (It remembers the user´s selection).

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