Internet Explorer 8 - Evaluators' Guide und IE8 Demo Webseite

Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ich habe ein interessantes Dokument über die neuen Funktionen im Internet Explorer 8 [1] gefunden:

Speed and Efficiency. Internet Explorer 8 is faster to start up, creates new tabs in a snap, and loads and runs Web sites much more quickly (especially sites based on JavaScript), making the entire Web experience feel more immediate. Improvements to the Address Bar, Search, Tabs, and Favorites Bar are just a few other ways that Internet Explorer 8 helps people surf the Web more efficiently and makes it easier to find and access content of interest.

Reach Beyond the Page. Internet Explorer 8 includes new features that help people more efficiently use the Web. Accelerators (one is shown on the next page) make it easier to take action on information on Web pages, and Web Slices enable them to instantly monitor changes on sites of interest. In addition, the Search Box in Internet Explorer 8 has been improved to allow search providers to deliver rich, visual search suggestions in real time, as users type a query.

Safety, Choice, and Control. Internet Explorer 8 delivers improved protection against security and privacy threats, including the ability to help identify malicious sites and block the download of malicious software. Privacy is enhanced through the ability to surf the Web without leaving a trail on a shared PC, and through increased choice and control over how Web sites can track user actions. Internet Explorer 8 also helps inspire confidence and trust through improved restrictions for ActiveX controls, enhanced add-on management, improved reliability (including automated crash recovery and tab restoration), and enhanced support for accessibility standards.

Das komplette PDF gibt's hier: Internet Explorer 8 evaluators' guide [1].


Irgendwo in der Mitte des PDFs findet man einen Link zu einer extra eingerichteten Demo Webseite [2], die die neuen Funktionen zum Thema Sicherheit und z.B. erweiterte AJAX Funktionen zeigt:

Die Webseiten ( [2]) sind mit einem Passwort geschützt, verwendet einfach die im PDF enthaltenen Benutzerdaten: Benutzername ist ie8demo, das Passwort lautet ie8demo0 (das letzte Zeichen ist eine Null). Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren, macht natürlich nur Sinn mit installierter IE8 Beta!