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?
- 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.