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Archive for May, 2006

Internet Explorer myths

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Following the Firefox Myths and Opera Myths articles, an article on Internet Explorer myths is now available. This article addresses some common misconceptions regarding the Internet Explorer web browser and attempts to put the situation into perspective. These myths articles are expected to evolve as time goes on.

Opera myths

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Web Devout has a new article entitled Opera myths, to compliment the Firefox myths article. It is designed to clarify some misconceptions about various aspects of the Opera web browser. This article is expected to evolve over time.

Exploit statistics added to security summary

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Information about public exploits has been added to the Web browser security summary resource. The information so far comes exclusively from Secunia.

Chris Wilson promises IE dedication to standards

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft, on his weblog has promised to fight for standards support as Internet Explorer development continues.

From the post:

Yes, I have the power to enact change. Yes, I will continue to improve standards support and compliance in IE, and make the web better. That’s my job, my charter, my vision, and my passion. The day it isn’t, I’ll quit. The day the development of the standards-based platform in IE goes on a back burner again, I’ll quit. My management up to and including Bill Gates has said we are back in the saddle with IE, so I have a job to get back to.

The post also addresses some criticism of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) about their recent change in relationship with the Internet Explorer development team. Wilson found the claims that WaSP was selling out to be “first snortingly funny, and then fairly offensive”.

Chris Wilson has been perhaps the most vocal web standards proponent on the Internet Explorer development team. He has been fairly open about the browser’s shortcomings and has made efforts to get feedback from the web development community regarding future development.

New web browser security information

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

A lot of new statistical information has been added to the Web browser security summary resource. Since security is a significant factor in deciding which browser to use, this resource tries to present the situation from as many different angles as possible.