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New Version of Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer Available

There is a new version available for Microsoft Expression SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer. Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a visual debugging tool that makes it easier to migrate your web sites from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7 or 8.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Really Cool Internet Explorer 6 – But how will it perform on 400 MHz?

I have downloaded the new emulator images [1] and I’m really impressed that the IE6 render engine [2] really fits in such a small device. I have created some screenshots below.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Windows Mobile 6.1.4 – Download Emulator Images

Yesterday Microsoft has published the new emulator images for Windows Mobile 6.1.4. One of the most important new features is the Internet Explorer Mobile 6 version.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 - Evaluators' Guide and IE8 Demo Site

image I found a nice document at Microsoft Download showing all the new features in Internet Explorer 8 [1] which is currently in beta:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows Mobile - Do I have to wait for WM7?

Microsoft has canceled the Deepfish [1] research project lab. I was not sure if I would love the Deepfish browser as there was a big lack of missing features like AJAX, JavaScript, Flash/Silverlight. Yesterday I read in the news that Microsoft will port their Internet Explorer 6 render engine to Windows Mobile [2]. Hey, does this mean that Internet Explorer 6 will get a rebirth?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, September 12, 2008

Microsoft Live Labs - Deepfish Project Canceled

deepfish Some of you have heard about the Deepfish project at Microsoft Research. In March 2007 Microsoft announced [1] a new mobile Web browser to bring desktop-like browsing to mobile devices. Since some days the Deepfish project Web site has been removed, you'll get an http 404 (file not found) or get redirected to the new Live Labs overview [2] (there is only one page a Microsoft New Zealand talking still about Deepfish [3]). Deepfish is canceled, and there is no other news about a better Web experience on Windows Mobile devices.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Browser War 2.0

logo_sm Yesterday Google announced [1] that they are working on a own Web browser. The first beta version will be available for Windows today in more than 100 countires, Mac and Linux versions are coming soon. An official starting point could be http://www.google.com/chrome [2] as it returns an http error 404 instead of a simple redirect to the Google search.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TODO: Internet Explorer 8

I will collect some of my thoughts about the current beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8 [1] I have noticed during IE8 community roundtable [2] last week:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, September 1, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Home and Ultimate

Last Friday Microsoft meet around 20 Web developers, blogger and community experts at a community roundtable for Internet Explorer 8 [1] in Berlin. The main focus was on how private/business consumers as well as Web developers are using (or want to use) Internet Explorer 8. An analyst from Techconsult [2] explained the current situation in German browser market:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, September 1, 2008

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

Do you want to try Internet Explorer [1] 8 beta 2? Or do you want to test your website with XP and Internet Explorer 6? VPC Hard Disk Images [2] for testing websites with different IE versions on Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista are available at Microsoft Download Center:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Saturday, August 30, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 and Maximum Concurrent Connections

As defined in 1999 (RFC 2616 [1]) "clients that use persistent connections should limit the number of simultaneous connections that they maintain to a given server. A single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than 2 connections with any server or proxy. A proxy SHOULD use up to 2N connections to another server or proxy, where N is the number of simultaneously active users. These guidelines are intended to improve HTTP response times and avoid congestion."* Since developers are using AJAX or AJAX-like requests to update a Web page the http limits are discussed [2] more [3] and more [4].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 21, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Address Bar like Windows Vista

Yesterday I brought up the question [1] if there could be a change to the address bar of the next version of Internet Explorer [2]. Since I’m using Windows Vista I’m very happy with the new view of the path in explorer.exe. It is very easy to navigate to parent folders by simple clicking on the part of the name. If you click on the small arrow you’ll get a list of folders that are located in the same folder.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, July 18, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Expert Chat Zone Resume

Internet Explorer 8 [1] is in beta and we're able to improve features that we need. Last week I sent a short message to the Microsoft DPE here in Germany with some comments what I like more in Firefox 3 [2] than in Internet Explorer. Well, there are a couple of great features like the star-it function to easily bookmark a Web page. Another great feature in Firefox 3 is that you are able to input any part of a visited URL or parts of the title that a visited page was using i.e. when you want to open Google Analytics you only have to enter "analy" and select the URL below, really clever.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, July 17, 2008

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Expert Chat Zone

If you didn't remember: tomorrow is IE 8 (beta) chat time [1]:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

DLR and Performance

The idea was to put all JavaScript libraries into the DLR of Silverlight to get better performance, but a first tests failed or is compared to JavaScript directly in the Web browser very slow.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Trackbacks, Who Is Linking You and where you should pay attention

Today I opened the turkish version of Google [1] and did a search for something I cannot remember. The thing was that I didn't hit enter, instead I clicked on the button Google'da Ara. What I noticed then was that the ' was not correct url encoded. Hm, nothing you have to care about. But after clicking on a link to a blog from the search results I found the same wrong url encoded url in the who is linking me section. While reading the page I had the idea to do some more testing with the apostrophe (or a quote).

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How to surf the Internet more safely

In the past you may have heared about more and more security bugs on well-known web sites you use maybe more often a day. Below there are some tips you should have in mind when browsing:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

IE6 and IE7 Running on a Single Machine

Brian is writing on his blog [1] that Microsoft offers a free Windows XP including Internet Explorer 6 as a VPC image to test web sites with IE6:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Saturday, December 2, 2006

Syntax error: line 1 using Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX

I read the last post [1] from Rick Strahl [2] about IE 7 Script Errors. Yes, I found this already on some sites, too, so I started to find the real issue.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, November 24, 2006

Windows Update und IE7

Heute ist es soweit, die meisten Windows XP Benutzer werden den Internet Explorer 7 über das automatische Windows Update erhalten. Interessant sind die Details des Updates: "Features zur Erleichertung täglicher Aufgaben wie Drucken und Suchen im Web" - hm, was genau ist damit gemeint?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

AjaxPro, GPS, Windows Mobile 5 and Google Maps

While I was on a busines trip I started to write a small application that is using the Windows Mobile 5 GPS API to get the current location. After this I build a small web server that was running on the Windows Mobile device to offer a small web application that will show the current position on the Google Map, very funny application. I hope I can fix some bugs when there is no signal. The next step was to get a list of available wireless networks at the current location, added some pushpins to the Google map and... the result is a own map of wireless access points.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Albert Weinert will talk about Ajax.NET Professional in Cologne, Germany

Alber Weinert [1] is talking [2] about Ajax.NET Professional [3] (and details on JSON [4]) in Cologne, Germany:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Why addNamespace(...) is removed?

I removed addNamespace because of the missing support on older web browsers or mobile devices. The problem is that addNamespace will add a new property to the window object. This is working great on all common web browsers. See the next lines to see how you can change addNamespace usage to get your JavaScript working on all web browsers.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Google talk and "Binary and script behaviors"

Today I found something interesting when using different security in Internet Explorer settings. If Binary and script behaviors is disabled in internet sercurity settings Google talk user images are not displayed. Hm, didn't know that Internet Explorer settings will change user expierience of Google talk.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 3, 2006

Work off-line with Ajax

In Internet Explorer (and all other common web browsers) you have an menu item File -> Work off-line. What does this do with you web application? Of course, it is working offline, no communication possible to the web server. When connected with a dial-up connection it can happen that this is done automatically if you disconnect from your internet service provider.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 3, 2006

IE7 and no native XMLHttpRequest support

This weekend I had a deep look on the native XMLHttpRequest support with the new Internet Explorer version 7 which is still in beta. If you do a Google search for "native xmlhttp support ie [1]" you will read that everyone is happy with this native support. Yes, it is the first step to have XMLHttpRequest on every PC. Ajax developers have changed their JavaScript source code to support this new object, this is great!

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 3, 2006

Why I hate Web 2.0/AJAX?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

AJAX on I-Mate JASJAR, Smartphones and Opera Mini for Pocket PC

See following web browser user agents accessed my web site at http://www.ajaxpro.info/ [1], all are working with Ajax.NET Professional:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pocket PC 2003 Support

The new version will support Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 devices including Smart Phones, too.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Windows Mobile 5 and Ajax.NET Professional

I put an example online that will show the current beta version of Ajax.NET Professional. Try the page http://munich.schwarz-interactive.de/default.aspx [1] with your Windows Mobile 5 device. You will see two alerts, one showing the current time of the web server, the second one will return two properties of an PersonX object in a List<PersonX>. Would be nice to see if we get it running on older Pocket PCs, too.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, June 9, 2006

XmlHttpRequest not working

The last weeks I done a lot of test because of the memory leaks using .innerHTML or events (closures). When building some test pages I ran into a problem. I reached 65.000 handles for iexplore.exe. From time to time I got a dialog box asking if I want to send data to a different location (the same question you get if you post data to a different domain). I clicked on yes, I clicked on no - both buttons are working, and my AJAX method, too. But some requests later I got the dialog box again, ...and again.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, November 17, 2005

AJAX problems for newbies

I have some items I learned about AJAX (or Ajax.NET Professional [1]) developer newbies:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, November 9, 2005