Talk:Trident (software)

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06:50, 8 Nov 2010 (UTC)

Version list?[edit]

Does anyone have a source for the version list that was added here by User: I can't remember Microsoft using roman numerals for version numbers on any other software. AlistairMcMillan 14:32, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Twenty days later, no response. I've pulled the version list. I'd like to add it back, but I can't find any sources for this information. AlistairMcMillan 01:38, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
You are right that Microsoft has never used roman numerals officially, but when Trident is mentioned by members of the IE team in discussion groups the employees /may/ refer to it as "Trident IV" or "Trident 4", however they generally just refer to it as just plain ol' "Trident". To quote Dave Massy, from the IE dev team:

Actually thinking about it I guess we are on "Trident IV"

IE4 - Trident I IE5.0 - Trident II IE5.5 - Trident III - There were more enhancements in IE5.5 than many people realised. Although we only called it a .5 release, for Trident it had more enhancements than some other releases. IE6 - Trident IV

So now we are working on "Trident V" but generally we refer to it just as Trident and the version of IE that it shipped with rather than the version of Trident.

Thanks -Dave

See his post about it here:

Since that post doesn't actually support the claim that anyone has _ever been using_ the terms "Trident IV", "Trident V" and so on, but rather Dave Massey is saying that the nomenclature is a reasonable one, the roman numeral versions have not been supported by evidence of use from "reliable sources". In line with Wikipedia's policies about information needing to be verifiable I am deleting these version numbers, which in any case do not add anything to the rest of the article. (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 10:42, 29 November 2008 (UTC).

Bug in HTML.DLL 6.0[edit]

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Internet Explorer[edit]



"HTML" 19:47, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

version IE8[edit]

the version that IE8  Should we go by the file version or the IE8 US string, which says 4.0   

02:10, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


is the support HTML

microsoft (talk) 19:01, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


I see that Mac is quoted as being supported by Trident. That is rubbish - the layout engine was called Tasman for IE/Mac. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:47, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. EVula // talk // // 17:26, 5 March 2010 (UTC)


I have 3 questions to ask:

  • What's the layout engine of IE1~3?
  • What's the layout engine of IE for Unix?
  • Is Trident the official name? What does the name comes from?

Thank you everyone for help! --虞海 (Yú Hǎi) (talk) 08:37, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

  • on the start of the application there was nothing what is able to be called layout engine
  • same as above
  • It is the official name (search for the ieblog on msdn)
mabdul 11:33, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • For IE1-2, Microsoft licensed Mosaic (web browser) from the NCSA and just rebranded it as a different browser. The article for Internet Explorer 3 is less clear about its engine, but from what I can tell, I was not Trident, and not Mosaic.
  • See Internet Explorer for UNIX, which says that IE UNIX did use a ported Trident for its final versions.
  • Trident is the official name, but I'm not sure where it came from. It's been used since 1997, possibly earlier.
--Gyrobo (talk) 16:50, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

how do you pronounce trident?[edit]

just wondering :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:35, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

[ˈtraɪd(ə)nt] by Bing Dictionary. -- Sky6t (talk) 05:41, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

What about QQ?[edit]

Doesn't Tencent QQ render the advertisement bar and group info with Trident? Sky6t (talk) 05:41, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

RealNetworks is a company, not an application[edit]

RealNetworks is listed as an application that utilizes Trident, however RealNetworks is a company with a variety of different published software applications, so this is likely incorrect. It is possible some versions of RealPlayer use the engine, but I cannot find documentation to support this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 9 May 2014 (UTC)