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March 9, 2010
8:29 PM
Ramesh Kumar
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Why does Internet Explorer not have any plugins? Firefox on the other hand has 6000+ plugins. Even Opera 10.10 is better on this parameter. Surprised

Do developers hate Internet Explorer because they hate Microsoft? Or is the screwup due to something else, for instance the way Internet Explorer is coded?

IE is continually losing market share from a peak of 90%++ to around 64% now. I ask this question also because of this.

Ramesh Smile

March 9, 2010
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-cough- use firefox -cough-

 

My entire school has been converted to firefox. we have both ie and firefox, but the school can only monitor effectively ie. which means it's slow. Also, we have 3.3 gig of ram. spread over 200 blades!

March 10, 2010
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Why is school only able to monitor ie? Is it because IE has no plugins???

Also did you mean 3.3gb ram is shared between 200 comps?

Ramesh Smile

March 10, 2010
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because all of the school's security software is microsoft, they can clamp down on ie very tight, to the point where it takes 20 seconds for the security to allow the new tab.

 

Firefox on the other hand, doesn't let them lock it so tight, so it's faster.

 

And yes, between 200 computers.

March 10, 2010
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Actually there are numerous Internet Explorer plugins, just do a search like this & you’ll see (way too) many Surprised

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Internet+Explorer+plugins&FORM=IEFM&src=IE-SearchBox

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March 10, 2010
1:35 AM
Ramesh Kumar
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yourpalal said:

Actually there are numerous Internet Explorer plugins, just do a search like this & you’ll see (way too) many Surprised

http://www.bing.com/search?q=I…..-SearchBox


Hey thanks yourpalal for clearing my misconception & incorrect impression SurprisedSmile
 

I'll look this up pronto! I've highlighted certain portions in blue.

Why did i ask what I asked? I quote from IE help file inside Tools inside IE -

"

Some add-ons can shut down your browser

Add-ons are typically fine to use, but sometimes they force Internet Explorer

to shut down unexpectedly. This can happen if the add-on was poorly built or

created for an earlier version of Internet Explorer.

Here's what you can do:

  • Update it: If the add-on is an ActiveX component, you should check to

    see if the item has been updated.

  • Disable it: If an add-on causes repeated problems, you can disable

    the add-on.

  • Report it: When prompted, please allow the problem to be reported to

    Microsoft. This is completely anonymous and requires nothing from you but

    permission. These reports are used to improve our products and to encourage

    other companies to update and improve theirs.

The paragraph in blue seemed very defensive to me in a "grapes are sour way." It gave me a feeling that since IE had not buddied up with or motivated many 3rd part plugin developers – they tried to rationalize their failure!!! 

Also in terms of a policy difference the Redmond guys had stated a different vision & priority for the browser – render web connectivity; render OS updates & security. I wondered if plugin was not an important area for them. After a point even the IE Product Manager quit in disgust because Safari supported Windows but IE stopped supporting Mackintosh.

When .NET initiative started I thought the IE team would woo developers to develop plugins. They did so, but in a more low profile way than FF.

 Due to some needs I had to do a browser swot analysis & came up with the following three cons:-

1)Little development, ultra weak standards compliance &   lesser innovation with CSS & XHTML. So pages do not degrade gracefully


2)Its code parsers do not follow the same standards. So differently interpret JavaScript & DHTML

 

3)So web developers dislike IE & try to avoid using ..

Thanks friend. I'll go through your html link, update myself & even revise my opinions on this matter

Ramesh Smile

 

 

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