IE7 to natively support XMLHTTP

By Justin Mann on January 24, 2006, 1:25 PM
Internet Explorer 7, coming standard with Vista and available for Windows XP (upon release), may be getting more with the times than we'd estimated. Microsoft is going to implement native XMLHTTP into IE7, a feature that most standard browsers support already. Currently, IE6 uses this very common feature only through ActiveX, making it more hazardous and more prone to bugs than a native method of rendering. The inclusion of XMLHTTP will make IE7 more standards-compliant, easing the minds of web developers everywhere. The link article even gives a short snippet of code to show the difference in how it is handled, giving a better perspective of why this is a good thing. So, maybe IE7 won't be all bad!

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MonkeyMan said:
I hope that Internet explorer 7 is all its cracked up to be. Lets just hope with this new inclusion, it makes the browser worthwhile, and free from bugs.
DragonMaster said:
Again more delays. What are they doing at Microsoft? Taking their time to put some security holes?
sjps220 said:
I've been using firefox since it launched and mozilla before that. Using IE now feels like going back in time. I hope that this article is a sign that they will go above and beyond and show some innovation. Because they have so much of the browser market, they could just come out with features similar to those already found in firefox and opera and IE users will love it. In short, I want to see interesting innovations, not simply playing catch-up.
nathanskywalker said:
You've got to be joking! A secure version of internet explorer! And up to date! I have a feeling someone is overclocking the facts...nah just kidding, but internet explorer has had a rather poor history, mabye this will be a bit of a pickup, or at least, we can hope.
otmakus said:
Finally backing a feature that has been supported by all the others for a version that won't be released until late this year isn't something to be bragged about. And Firefox 2.0 will be released a good while before IE 7. Now they have to PAY me to use IE.
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