First Look: Internet Explorer 8
Here are some end-user features you can expect to see in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.
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Activities are contextual services to quickly access a service from any webpage, like Facebook or Digg, Live Search, etc...
WebSlices is a new feature for websites to connect to their users by subscribing to content directly within a webpage. WebSlices behave just like feeds where clients can subscribe to get updates and notify the user of changes.
Like the one in Mozilla Firefox, lets you drag and drop URL's on it.
Automatic Crash Recovery
This one helps to prevent the loss of work and productivity in the unlikely event of the browser crashing or hanging.
Improved Phishing Filter
Internet Explorer 7 introduced the Phishing Filter, a feature which helps warn users when they visit a Phishing site. Phishing sites spoof a trusted legitimate site, with the goal of stealing the user’s personal or financial information. For Internet Explorer 8, we are building on the success of the Phishing Filter with a more comprehensive feature called the "Safety Filter."
What’s new in Internet Explorer 8 for Developers
- ActiveX Improvements
- Activities and WebSlices
- AJAX Enhancements
- CSS Compliance
- Developer Tools
- Document Compatibility Mode
- DOM Storage
- Protected Mode Cookies
- Selectors API
- Tab Isolation and Concurrency
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