Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Mar 2009 17:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer Details are scarce at the moment, but testers familiar with the recently leaked Windows 7 build 7048 confirm that Internet Explorer 8 is now an optional component in Windows 7. This is most likely a direct consequence of the EU investigation into the bundling of IE. Still, a few questions remain.
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Aretak
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2009-02-17

If you read the story, it says that only iexplore.exe is deleted, not the rest of the files which power it. As such, any programs that rely on Trident will continue to function as normal.

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

I see your point, but I will say this. I have removed IE from my windows installs. In the embeded version of XP you don't even have to install it (and i use that as one of my desktops). a lot of legacy apps that are hard coded to use IE and Trident (i should have thrown IE in there instead of just trident) don't work, or throw up all sorts of wierd errors.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If you read the story, it says that only iexplore.exe is deleted, not the rest of the files which power it. As such, any programs that rely on Trident will continue to function as normal.


Well, this is probably a good thing for developers who rely on Trident under the hood. If they do remove it, I hope there's an API underneath that's compatable with it, or I'm gonna have to rewrite several of my AutoIt scripts that use the MSHTML library ;) Is there even anything in the Firefox/Chrome world that's like MSHTML, where you can navigate web pages through code and interact with elements on the page as objects, and have those objects available through COM?

Edited 2009-03-05 01:43 UTC

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