Talk:Internet Explorer/GA1

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GA Reassessment[edit]

GA onhold.svg This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force in an effort to ensure all listed Good articles continue to meet the Good article criteria. In reviewing the article, I have found there are some issues that may need to be addressed, listed below. I will check back in seven days. If these issues are addressed, the article will remain listed as a Good article. Otherwise, it may be delisted (such a decision may be challenged through WP:GAR). If improved after it has been delisted, it may be nominated at WP:GAN. Feel free to drop a message on my talk page if you have any questions, and many thanks for all the hard work that has gone into this article thus far.

  • There are at least two dead links.[1]
  • "New features were added which allow you to ...". "One can optionally turn this mode off ...". Should avoid the use of personal pronouns in an encyclopedia article.
  • Many significant sections are uncited, or inadequately cited. For instance, Standards support, Standards extensions, Version 4, Usability and accessibility, and Security.
  • There is an unaddressed "weasel words" tag in Security vulnerabilities.
  • There is an unaddressed request for citation in Removal.
  • " This effect, however, has recently been dubbed the "Microsoft monoculture", by analogy to the problems associated with lack of biodiversity in an ecosystem. " Dubbed by who? When?
  • The article body contains external links, for instance in "Standalone" Internet Explorer. External links should only appear in an External links section.
  • The prose needs some attention, for instance:
    • "Internet Explorer for Pocket PC, later rebranded Internet Explorer Mobile for Windows Mobile was also developed, and remain in development alongside the more advanced desktop versions."
    • "Other proprietary standards include, support for vertical text, but in a syntax different from W3C CSS3 candidate recommendation."
    • "Support for obfuscated script code, in particular JScript.Encode()." That is not a sentence. The last paragraph of Standards extensions needs to be rewritten.
  • The title Standards extensions seems to imply a particular pov. Standards are either met or they're not.
  • "Also, with the release of Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft released the first version of XMLHttpRequest, giving birth to Ajax ...". I don't that it can in all honesty be claimed that IE 5 gave birth to Ajax, but if that claim is going to be made, it needs to be well sourced.

--Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 20:35, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

    • As these issues have not been addressed, this article has now been delisted. --Malleus Fatuorum (talk) 20:28, 24 October 2008 (UTC)