History The new UI of Internet Explorer 7 included a dedicated search box adjacent to the address bar, like the then-new Firefox. As IE7 was built between 2004 and 2006, Microsoft didn’t have a very credible entry into the search engine market—Bing wouldn’t appear until 2009. The IE team made a wise decision in supportContinue reading “OpenSearch”
Over on HillaryClinton.com, Secretary Clinton reminds us all that it’s charset=utf-8 by demonstrating what happens when you use the bogus charset=utf8: Of course, her site is not the first to make this mistake.
Over on Twitter today, there’s a trending hashtag #HonoringWebFolk, started by the very honorable Molly E. Holzschlag. My feed is full of friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and folks I’ve yet to meet expressing their gratitude to “unsung leaders” for their contributions to the web. Of course, some of the folks being honored aren’t exactly unsung, butContinue reading “On Appreciation”
On my old IEInternals blog, I posted a fair bit about using Authenticode to sign your programs so that their origins could be identified and to avoid triggering warnings from SmartScreen. My last post on that blog before Microsoft took it away was about using a hardware token to improve security of your certificate’s privateContinue reading “Authenticode and ClickOnce”
I’ve been blogging for over a decade, but this is my first try at WordPress. We’ll see how it goes! If you’re looking for more to read, here are some of my old blogs: InsideHTTP IEInternals Fiddler on MSDN Fiddler at Telerik My homepage -Eric
I have an idea for a new reality show; it’ll be called “How Hard Could It Be?” The show will feature everyday people approaching straightforward (but new to them) tasks, for instance, minor home repairs. For instance, in the kickoff show, a software developer will be faced with filling a gap introduced in his frontContinue reading “How Hard Could It Be”
This was the farewell email I sent to my colleagues when I left the Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team to go work on Fiddler full time at Telerik. Just over eight years ago, a question in an email changed my life. At the time, I was a PM on the Office Online team, and I hadContinue reading “OnBeforeUnload”