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A DOM Scripting Wishlist for Microsoft

By Jeremy Keith | April 30th, 2006 | Filed in Browsers, Bugs, DOM, DOM Scripting TF, Microsoft

Peter Paul Koch has kick-started a discussion called “IE 7 and JavaScript: what needs to be fixed?”

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The development team working on Internet Explorer 7 have been doing a great job. They have — quite correctly — focused on improving the browser’s CSS support and, as the beta preview shows, IE7 will be a huge improvement on IE6.

Internet Explorer’s JavaScript and DOM support is pretty darn good and IE7 introduces a few updates (like native support for XMLHttpRequest instead of using ActiveX). Still, there’s always room for improvement: that’s true of any browser. Here at the DOM Scripting Task Force, we’re hoping that some JavaScript nips and tucks might be on the cards for future versions of Internet Explorer.

We want to make the browser developers’ lives easier. To that end, Task Force member Peter-Paul Koch has kick-started a discussion called “IE 7 and JavaScript: what needs to be fixed?”

If you have some issues with IE’s JavaScript support that you’d like to see addressed, write up a description of the problem and post a link to it in a comment on PPK’s blog entry (links are easy to pass around).

As well as being a potentially useful resource for the browser makers, amassing a list of IE “gotchas” will be very beneficial for developers.

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#1 On May 18th, 2006 12:44 pm