Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has confirmed that IE7 will be released as an optional download later this month. The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update a "few weeks" later, probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.
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Anybody actually used IE7?
by WorknMan on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:13 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

If so, does it break some sites that worked in IE6?

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RE: Anybody actually used IE7?
by gonzo on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:17 in reply to "Anybody actually used IE7?"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

If so, does it break some sites that worked in IE6?

Pages that use DOCTYPE tag will be, most likely, broken.

However, quirks mode is the same.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I tried the RC1 and it broke several sites, incl. MSN Groups.

But that was also just a Release Candidate and not a final release.

When the final is here, I'm sure the worst things will have been fixed.

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RE: Anybody actually used IE7?
by Blikkie on Wed 11th Oct 2006 06:25 in reply to "Anybody actually used IE7?"
Blikkie Member since:
2005-08-16

I am checking some 75 websites and knowledgebases from a big publisher for IE7 compatibility as we speak. While most things work, there are some problems with menu's that become illegible and graphical elements that get misplaced, once even resulting in a login field hidden by an ad. There were some missing ads as well, which isn't tolerable for a publisher that is supposed to make revenue from it's sites. Most problems seem to be CSS related.

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jziegler Member since:
2005-07-14

Not surprising, considering CSS support in IE 6 was "lacking". (Or at least that's the general notion, I don't write websites myself).

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