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RE: Standards Compliance and msn (off topic)

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:27:32 -0800
Message-ID: <72129E9450B396458A1149FA7AFAD8CA03FD912C@red-msg-05.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Actually, IIRC, you had to find an install point for MSIE 3.0, and then
you could upgrade.  I believe it's still on our site somewhere.

And no, I'm not responsible for IE2 being on NT4, exactly - I joined the
IE team shortly before IE 2.0 shipped, did exactly one code checkin for
IE2.  :^)


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Foti (PeterF) [mailto:PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 8:20 AM
To: 'www-style@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Standards Compliance and msn (off topic)

> Side note: I still have MSIE2 on my original WinNT4 CD from the fall 
> of 1996 here in my flat, you are the one responsible for it even being

> there in the first place?

Speaking of MSIE2 on WinNT4, last I knew, the Microsoft home page
(www.microsoft.com) was not accessible with that browser.  So if you
installed NT and wanted to upgrade your browser to some newer version of
IE, you could not.  I don't remember the exact message that you got, but
basically you couldn't view any of the pages on the site.  In order to
upgrade IE, you had to download a newer version from another computer
that was running a newer version of IE, and then copy the install to the
machine with IE2.  The alternative would be to try and download a
version of Netscape (or some other UA).  Anyone know if Microsoft ever
caught on to this bug?

Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 11:28:25 UTC

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