IE Browser flaw seen on porn sites

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  1. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    Was only a matter of time, but porn sites? Priceless.
     
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  3. Neildo Gone Registered Senior Member

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    Duh, it's Internet Explorer. I can't believe people still use that thing these days. Oh, but IE7 came out.. it's our saviour! LoL, yeah right. It'll ALWAYS be targetted so long as it's the most commonly used browser.. and so integrated into Windows, at that.

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    There is no hope for any Windows-based product until the company chooses to adopt professional software development practices. Primary among those is for project requirements and schedules to be driven by engineering issues rather than exclusively marketing issues. In addition, software requirements must be subject to inspection and risk analysis, not cobbled together during exercises in "thinking outside the box". Alpha testing must be performed by test specialists, not foisted off on the customers after the first integration test completes without an abend.

    Ultimately, Microsoft must face the reality that the entire software industry had to face years ago: software is the only engineering artifact that degrades with maintenance. The longer it survives and the more it is maintained, the lower the quality. Until one day it does not run at all. As your new releases become more repairs for defects in existing functionality than implementations of new functionality, you're just spinning your wheels, forcing your creative programmers to make a career of troubleshooting and repairing other people's defects.

    Until Microsoft discards Windows, disciplines the entire staff to forget about how the old architecture functioned, and develops a completely new architecture from scratch--taking as many years as it takes--hackers will continue to discover defects that they can exploit. This is the Macintosh model. In the long run it's better to make your customers suffer through the total obsolescence and replacement of all their software with every new release, than to attempt to do the impossible, which is to "maintain" software as if it were an elevator.
     
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  7. Athelwulf Rest in peace Kurt... Registered Senior Member

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  8. sderenzi Banned Banned

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    I'm personally getting kinda sick of people insulting Internet Explorer all the time. Being as integrated as it is with Windows just makes things easier not harder.

    As for the browser itself sucking, well what the hell are you kidding? It runs anything, it'll properly display Websites and never has a real problem, Safari is like hell trying to use it on certain links.

    I think Internet Explorer is fine, it's just that people aren't appreciating you can't stop code from executing if you click on the damn button for it!

    Now what I do think would be nice is a browser that is in its own virtual environment seperate from the OS. Then if anything really happens that is bad it can merely replace itself and you can start all over. This'd be way cool, so ehh.
     
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  10. pilpaX amateur-science.com Registered Senior Member

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  11. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    I like Firefox. But I dont know if I like it because its "different". IE was never really a problem for me.
     
  12. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Actually it doesn't properly display websites, there are a number of issues with how Forms work within tables, notible extra spaces appearing where spaces shouldn't be making it quite difficult to do some design work without implimenting CSS to patch it up.

    Also it's actual Javascript implimentation removed some of the Industry Standard's from the code, making it a "Hybrid-mongrel" of the original code, so it doesn't do what it's suppose to.

    Simply Microsoft develops it's own standards and anything that was seen as community based (used by other browsers) was either overlooked or undermined.
     
  13. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know where to start refuting these points.
     

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