Some IE 7 news
Chris Wilson just posted some interesting news about upcoming versions of IE 7. Amongst the new features are:
select lists will be windowless, so one can layer elements on top of them. Finally!
- A native XMLHTTPRequest object, instead of an ActiveXObject, and it will work when ActiveX is disabled.
- A Page Zoom feature. Sounds interesting, and it might help accessibility. Makes me wonder if it will support text resizing in the web browser on web pages where the fontsize is set in pixels, though.
- A Web Developer Toolbar. Can be really handy, I hope it’s something that matches the Web Developer extension to Firefox.
All this makes me happy, but also, unfortunately, I can’t stop thinking about for how many years we will still have to support IE 6 until version 7 takes over. Oh well, one day… 🙂