Internet Explorer 11

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Internet Explorer 11
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Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 8.1
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release 17 October 2013; 13 months ago (2013-10-17)
Stable release 11.0.15 (v11.0.9600.17501) / 9 December 2014; 10 days ago (2014-12-09)[1]
Operating system Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2[2]
Included with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Engine Trident v7.0, Chakra
Platform IA-32, x64 and ARM
Size 28–53 MB
License Proprietary, requires a Windows license[3]
Website ie.microsoft.com

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Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is a version of Internet Explorer, a web browser, by Microsoft. It was officially released on 17 October 2013 for Windows 8.1 and on 7 November 2013 for Windows 7.

Changes[edit]

IE11 features redesigned developer tools,[4] support for WebGL,[5] enhanced scaling for high DPI screens,[6] prerender and prefetch.[7] IE11 supports SPDY[8] on Windows 8.1 only.[9] In addition, IE11 supports Full Screen and Orientation APIs, CSS border image support, JavaScript enhancements, DOM mutation observers, Web Cryptography API, video text track support, encrypted media support and an improved HTML editor.[10] IE11 uses Transport Layer Security v1.2 as the default protocol for secure connections and deprecates RC4 cipher suite.[11]

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows RT does not support Java and other add-ons.[12]

Removed features[edit]

  • IE11 has deprecated document.all, meaning that code that checks for its presence will not detect it, but code that actually uses it will continue to work.[13] Additionally, the attachEvent proprietary API has been removed.[10]
  • Quick Tabs (CTRL+Q)[14]
  • Work Offline command removed from File menu[15]
  • Drag and drop of selected content from IE to other programs like Word or WordPad[citation needed]
  • Use large icons for command buttons Group Policy setting no longer supported.[16]
  • Ability to view all cookies at once via Developer Tools
  • Ability to disable tabbed browsing

Performance[edit]

In one review, IE11 scored better than Google Chrome 30 and Firefox 26 in two of four benchmarks (including WebKit's SunSpider test), tied for fastest in a third benchmark, and was last in Google's V8 performance benchmark. As a result of the speed improvements, the reviewer said "if you switched to Chrome for speed alone, you're now using the wrong browser."[10]

IE11 was also observed to use less memory with multiple tabs open than contemporary versions of Chrome and Firefox.[10]

History[edit]

Though an internal build of IE11 was leaked on 25 March 2013,[17] its first preview version was not formally released until June 2013, during the Build 2013 conference, along with the preview release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.[18] On 25 July 2013, Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.[2][19]

Legend:
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release
Name Version Release date Works on New features
Old version, no longer supported: Developer Preview Old version, no longer supported: 11.0.9431.0[20] 26 June 2013[18] Windows 8.1 WebGL, CSS border image, improved JavaScript performance, major update to Internet Explorer Developer Tools,[19] hardware-accelerated JPEG decoding,[21] closed captioning, HTML5 full screen,[22] HTML5 prerender, HTML5 prefetch,

Windows 8.1 only: cryptography (WebCrypto),[19] adaptive bitrate streaming (Media Source Extensions),[23] Encrypted Media Extensions,[22] SPDY v3[8]

25 July 2013[20] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2[19]
Old version, no longer supported: Release Preview Old version, no longer supported: 11.0.9600.16384[24] 17 September 2013[24] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2[25] Performance improvements
Current stable version: Internet Explorer 11 Current stable version: 11.0.9600.16384[26] 17 October 2013 Windows 8.1 Uses the same build number as before and sticks with it even after cumulative update 11.0.1[26]
Current stable version: Internet Explorer 11 Current stable version: 11.0.9600.16428[27][28] 7 November 2013[29] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Latest preview version of a future release: Internet Explorer 11 Latest preview version of a future release: 11.0.9879.0 12 November 2014 Windows 10 Technical Preview Adds HTTP/2 support, improvements to Chakra JScript Engine and domain name parsing is changed to use the lists from PublicSuffix.org,[30] web development support moved to Stack Overflow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-080 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3008923)". Security TechCenter. Microsoft. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview: FAQ". microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Microsoft Pre-Release Software License Terms: Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview". microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "What's new in F12 Tools (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "WebGL (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "High DPI support (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Prerender and prefetch support (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Lardinois, Frederic (26 June 2013). "Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol". TechCrunch. Aol. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Foley, Mary Jo (7 November 2013), Microsoft releases for download IE11 for Windows 7, retrieved 7 November 2013 
  10. ^ a b c d Buckler, Craig (7 November 2013), "Internet Explorer 11: the Review", SitePoint.com, retrieved 7 November 2013 
  11. ^ Peteroy, William (12 November 2013). "Security Advisory 2868725: Recommendation to disable RC4". Security Research & Defense. Microsoft. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  12. ^ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/install-java#ie=ie-11
  13. ^ Zakas, Nicholas C. (2 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11: "Don’t call me IE"". NCZOnline. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ctrl+Q disappeared from IE11?, Microsoft Connect". Microsoft. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  15. ^ IE11 Changes: IEInternals blog
  16. ^ New group policy settings for Internet Explorer 11
  17. ^ Sakr, Sharif (25 May 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 user agent makes browser look like Firefox, thumbs nose at legacy CSS hacks". Engadget. Aol. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices". IEBlog. Microsoft. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d Thurrott, Paul (25 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7". Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  20. ^ a b Internet Explorer 11.0.9431.0 may be downloaded from "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2". Download Center. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  21. ^ Bradley, Tony (26 July 2013). "Why Internet Explorer 11 is the right browser for business". PC World. IDG. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  22. ^ a b Brinkmann, Martin (25 July 2013). "The Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is now available". Ghacks.net. ghacks Technology News. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  23. ^ Williams, Mike (26 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview now available for Windows 7". BetaNews. BetaNews, Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  24. ^ a b Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16384 may be downloaded from "Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition". Download Center. Microsoft. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  25. ^ Thurrott, Paul (18 September 2013). "Release Preview Version of IE 11 for Windows 7 is Now Available". Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  26. ^ a b Popa, Bogdan (13 November 2013). "Internet Explorer 11.0.1 Released for Windows 8.1 Users". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  27. ^ Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16428 may be downloaded from "Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7". Download. Microsoft. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  28. ^ "Internet Explorer 11". Softpedia. SoftNews. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  29. ^ IE11 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses, 7 November 2013, retrieved 7 November 2013 
  30. ^ Morris, Charles (2 October 2014). "Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview". IEBlog. Microsoft. 

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