If you’re user-agent sniffing, announcements like this should deter you. They’re one of the many reasons not to sniff user-agents. Internet Explorer 11 is making a huge change in how it identifies itself, with a new user-agent broadcasting as: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv 11.0) like Gecko This is interesting in a number of […]
Posted: July 02, 2013
Internet Explorer is still a topic of conversation amongst professionals, and I truly still believe it’s appropriate. It’s too easy to just huff and puff at the problems we’ve got to deal with concerning IE, but at the end of the day the stuff we’re working on is seen and used by people. I try […]
Posted: January 11, 2013
Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE | TechCrunch. This is an interesting (very) outside look at the effect dropping IE support could have on your startup. I can only imagine that the Web startup world is filled with the same angst as the Web design world in handling legacy browsers. It wasn’t an […]
Posted: April 02, 2012
Sub-pixel Rendering and the CSS Object Model – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. It looks like the IE team definitely has device independence near the top of the list with this article on their proprietary implementation of a W3C spec. It’s nice to see issues like these being tackled, especially now given the […]
Posted: February 19, 2012
Good Riddance: IE6 Usage Falls to Under 1% in U.S. — SiliconFilter. While these stats are far from admissible in court, Net Applications provides an insight we’re all happy to see: IE6 usage has dropped below 1% in the US. It’s great that usage continues to drop, and it’s great that Microsoft itself has become […]
Posted: January 04, 2012
HTML5 Parsing in IE10 – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. There’s a bunch of information about how IE10 will be handling HTML5, but the bit that sticks out to me is that IE will no longer support Conditional Comments as of version 10. Conditional Comments have been a controversial issue since becoming widely […]
Posted: July 07, 2011
IE 8 is the new IE 6 | Infrequently Noted. I neat reminder about what all of these semi-standards-based versions of Internet Explorer are all about. We know all too well that IE browser support is an activity unto itself, and when we’re forced to deal with numerous partially-acceptable standards implementations, we’re still going to […]
Posted: October 12, 2010
I’d like to propose an Internet Explorer contract addendum in which we notify clients that their project will gracefully degrade for IE.
Posted: September 21, 2009
Internet Explorer 6 should not be abandoned. Instead you should plan for IE6 and gracefully degrade.
Posted: January 12, 2009
I was having a bit of an issue trying to create a new element via the DOM and provide it with a name. As it turns out, Internet Explorer doesn’t allow this to happen, but I was able to find an alternative solution that has worked out quite well.
Posted: September 24, 2007