Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:11 UTC
Internet Explorer With the release of Internet Explorer's first beta upon is, it's a good time to look back upon the history of Microsoft's web browser. As it turns out, Internet Explorer turns 15 today, with the first version released August 16, 1995. Pretty turbulent history, there.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Frames existed before IE4


Thanks for the correction. IE4 did add a lot of stuff, I probably thought Frames were new in IE4 because of the scripting capability where I first used them. I wonder if IE3 had iframes?

That's only true if you learned web development in the early 00s.


I was really fortunate and started in 2000/1, when you could just about ignore that Netscape existed and get away with it unscathed.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Laurence on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Thanks for the correction. IE4 did add a lot of stuff, I probably thought Frames were new in IE4 because of the scripting capability where I first used them. I wonder if IE3 had iframes?


IIRC iframes came a little latter and was original another Internet Explorer specific tab.

I can't recall exactly what release first saw iframes, but it was either IE4 or IE5

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by SnowBuddha on Mon 16th Aug 2010 16:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
SnowBuddha Member since:
2009-04-17

Ah-HAH! So you're the reason I had problems with webpages in Netscape back then!

Never used IE. I road the sinking Netscape ship until Mozilla came around. Still don't use it, but seeing MS actually doing something instead of sitting around twiddling their thumbs is nice.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 16th Aug 2010 19:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10
RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by kittynipples on Tue 17th Aug 2010 17:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
kittynipples Member since:
2006-08-02

Microsoft did invent the <iframe> tag, and it was introduced in IE4.

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