Saturday, December 17, 2011

Internet Explorer Starts with Automatic Updates

Finally, Microsoft is moving the route other browsers adopted earlier and will start to automatically update Internet Explorer web browser on client machines. The main "excuse" mentioned for the decision was security but I find it more important being able to roll out new features and compatibility support for upcoming HTML 5.

This was the missing link as there are throngs of people still using old versions of Internet Explorer, making a huge barrier to adoption of HTML 5 as a platform. Fortunately, the share of old IE browsers on the web is dropping continuously, as seen on StatCounter's global stats.


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