IE 7 Released today

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 today, with it being available on auto update somewhere around November 1st. I have thus far read nothing but bad press about it. Maybe its because I only frequent sites that are less-than-Microsoft friendly, but I for one will not be upgrading any time soon. I will try it out to formulate my own opinion rather than take the word of other bloggers (they’re totally objective, right?) under Wine, that way if I don’t like I can just simply delete it. But unfortunately as a web developer, I will need to find a way to cohabit with it, since it will be the default browser for Vista. Just like I got used to IE 6 I suppose I will become calloused to IE 7 eventually.

But if Microsoft stays on track and only updates IE every 5 years, Firefox should be somewhere in the vicinity of version 7 and should allow me to browse the web through neural commands. 😛

At least IE 7 natively support XHR natively now, rather than through an ActiveX object. But they are still stuck on JS 1.5 and still doing it poorly. While Firefox 2 supports JS 1.7, not that there are any earth shattering improvements with 1.7

  1. #1 by Joe on October 24, 2006 - 1:22 pm

    Does IE 7 support XML?

  2. #2 by jeffro on October 25, 2006 - 8:34 am

    Why yes joe, it does. In fact, it supports many of the popular acronyms present in today’s popular tech culture.

    Including XML, it supports HTML, NATO, JS, NKOTB, XHTML, and even GWB. It truly is an amazing array of support!

  3. #3 by Joe on October 25, 2006 - 2:59 pm

    Hopefully soon IT will install IE 7 for us. We are working on a new project using the NKOTB methodology here so that will be helpful.

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