[thelist] the future of IE

Herzog, Ari Ari_Herzog at Instron.com
Thu Jan 11 20:24:32 CST 2001

Right. Although from the article and the people it asked,
*IF* this new Whistler version is the only way to get the new IE version,
then there is a potential big problem, especially if corporations will not
upgrade their operating systems.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hendrik Mans [mailto:hm at netzbiest.de]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 6:46 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: RE: [thelist] the future of IE

> http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-201-4448595-0.html?tag=st.ne.1002.tgif.sf
> I don't see the Web developers' life getting any easier...


That's in part because IE isn't Microsoft's only browser. There's also the
more consumer-oriented MSN Explorer, launched last October. And on the
drawing books is the more "knowledge worker"-type interface that Microsoft
is designing into its stealth Netdocs product.

MSN Explorer isn't really a new, seperate browser; it's really just a new
shell for what essentially is Internet Explorer. I'm pretty sure that
NetDocs will be based on the IE control (.NET control?) as well, or even run
*inside* it.

Either way, I don't see much of a problem here. If I'm not fundamentally
mistaken about Microsoft's strategy, there will still be *one* renderer (the
IE/.NET COM object), which *will* be integrated into various seperate

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