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The New IE5 Feature Set...

Wednesday November 4th, 1998

George Giannukos writes in, "This article [a CNet article at Netscape's TechNews site] lists many of the new features that will be in IE5. Some very interesting ones I must say."

Sounds like MS is taking some moves from the Mozilla playbook. Who wants to place a wager on which group's solutions are more proprietary?

Also, maybe someone can answer a question for me. Why is it that whenever CNet does an article about Netscape, they always seem to have a MS spin doctor's words to finish out the article? Why does this article have no spin from the Netscape camp?


#1 Re:The New IE5 Feature Set...

by arielb

Wednesday November 4th, 1998 1:20 PM

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Some of the features that caught my eye: Microsoft is launching its "Internet Explorer Web Accessories" initiative. Under the Web Accessories program, portals and other content sites can build extensions to the browser interface to serve content continuously regardless of where the user surfs.

Appearing in a separate pane from the main browser window, these extensions can serve up content-- and advertisements -- without interruption. --- oh so that's exactly what we need-more annoying ads? This one speaks for itself: Microsoft's focus groups demanded simplicity above all other qualities, according to Mehdi. To that end, Microsoft added one small feature aimed at novice users, a "Go" button, borrowed from America Online's interface. Placed to the right of the address bar, the "Go" button is for users who don't know to hit return after typing an address.