Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 preview: buggy

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by VK, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. VK

    VK Guest

    Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 preview

    CNET Editor review:

    Summary (my personal review interpretation): "Half stolen from Firefox,
    half is buggy - including the stolen part".


    Attention! After installing Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 you cannot roll
    back to the previous version.

    As I currently do not have a spare Windows XP SP2 machine: anyone is
    aware of what JScript version is used in IE7? Is it still JScript 5.6
    or JScript.Net (JScript 7) ?
    VK, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Martin Honnen, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. VK

    VK Guest

    VK, Feb 8, 2006
  4. VK wrote :
    This maybe a bit exaggerated but I nevertheless kinda agree with you.
    They did not fix lots of other bugs too (eg in DOM 2 Core, DOM 2 HTML,
    scripting, etc) which had been reported, documented, explained, etc..
    Absolutely position bugs and related bugs (eg wrong/incorrect z-index
    implementation) have barely been addressed.

    My bug collection in MSIE 6

    My bug collection in MSIE 7

    Collections of CSS 1 bugs, CSS 2.1 bugs and CSS support for MSIE 6 at

    MSIE 6 Crash bugs, MSIE 6 programming bugs, MSIE 6 DOM bugs at channel 9

    MSIE 6 Standards Support and related bugs at channel 9

    104 bugs reported regarding MSIE 6 at Peter-Paul Koch site

    Hixie's evil CSS testcases by Ian Hickson (dozens of testcases)

    Wrong z-index implementation bugs by Aleksandar Vacic'

    What's also disappointing is the absence of large portion of unsupported
    CSS2.1 properties. Say, implementing CSS2.1 outline property: since
    there never was any support before, then the question of
    backward-compatibility (quirks rendering mode) should not have stopped
    Microsoft from trying to implement it. If they have not done any of this
    by the beta 2 release, there is then huge chances that MSIE 7 final
    release will not have more than what we see now in beta 2.
    Someone (can't remember who or where) said that Microsoft can not
    endlessly work on IE forever because they have limited resources.
    That's not true.

    To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview and return to Internet
    Explorer 6 on Windows XP

    1. Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel."
    2. Click "Add or Remove Programs."
    3. Check "Show Updates" at the top of the dialog box.
    4. Scroll down the list to "Windows XP – Software Updates," select
    "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview," and then click "Change/Remove."

    If "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" does not exist, run
    %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe. You need to have
    "view hidden folders" enabled. %windir% is your Windows installation
    directory, which is normally 'C:\Windows' on most systems.
    FAQ on IE 7 beta 2

    Gérard Talbot, Feb 8, 2006
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