Some new information about Internet Explorer 7 beta 1

Yes, I know that I’m a little late to be blogging about this, but that can’t be helped (this weekend was the weekend of the pre-post-dissertation-ending-party).

On Friday, a couple of details were released about the Internet Explorer 7 beta 1. The long and the short of what we’re actually being told is that we’re finally going to get PNG alpha-transparency, and that some of the annoying Internet Explorer float bugs have been dealt with. This is fantastic news, as it’s the first indication that there’s been from Microsoft that anything actually design based was going to be tackled in this upcoming release. Here’s hoping that there will be many more entries on the IEblog like that one which give concrete information about what is being done with the browser.

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  1. by dsky on April 24, 2005 09:55 PM

    On the other hand there are posts like this which pretty much show that nothing is going to change security-wise.

  2. by greatred on April 25, 2005 02:55 PM

    Blimey! They actually sound like they’re doing community wanted things!

    shocked silence

    I only hope that they roll this out with the stuff fixed nicely, and people actually start using it. I can already imagine the nightmare scenario where the browser usage stats look like:

    1. 60% IE 7
    2. 30% IE
    3. 7% Mozilla/Firefox
    4. Other

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