Internet Explorer(IE) 8 Beta Released
Recently, Microsoft has released a beta version of Internet Explorer 8 with the new cool features. This beta version comes with new exciting features. Let describe here what’s new in IE8.

  • Web Slices Feature – This is new that enables users to subscribe to content directly within a webpage. WebSlices behave just like RSS feeds in that users can subscribe to them and receive notifications content updates.
  • Activities – This feature allow you to access external services from current web page very quickly on mouse click based on information on the web page. This can be look up for information related to data in webpage or send content from web page to another application.

  • Compatibility with old IE Engine – Internet Explorer 8 comes with three different rendering mode that can be change easily using the toolbar. The defualt render engine is IE8 Standard Mode. Following three mode supported now.
    • Quirks mode which supports Internet Explorer 5 and legacy browsers
    • Strict mode which supports Internet Explorer 7 and is accessed through the emulate Internet Explorer 7 button
    • Internet Explorer 8 standards mode
  • Domain Highlighting This feature highligh top level domain in address bar to identify top level domain quickly. The highlighted domain name is in bold black font, and rest of the URL display in Grey color.
  • Improved security Enhanced phishing filter to provide additional protection against various evolving threats.
  • Inbuilt Developer Toolbar for development The new own built-in Developer Toolbar enables developers to quickly debug HTML, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript in a visual development environment that is included with the web browser. Developers can quickly identify and resolve issues because of the deep insight the tool provides into the Document Object Model. The Developer Toolbar also allows the layout to be changed on the fly so that each rendering scenario can be tested thoroughly.

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Written by Bala Krishna

Bala Krishna is web developer and occasional blogger from Bhopal, MP, India. He like to share idea, issue he face while working with the code.