IE7 – RSS View

ioerror has written a very good review of Windows Vista Beta 1 with a lot of good screen shots.

In his review he talks about the RSS feed support in IE7 beta 1:

One of the big things talked about in Internet Explorer 7 is its support for RSS feeds. Indeed, I found a couple already in the Favorites menu. So I decided to check out the IE Blog, and this is what I got. Obviously the RSS feed support still needs a lot of work, or at least a stylesheet. Hopefully this will develop further before release, or it will be pretty useless.


In the screenshot he has on his site we see Internet Explorer displaying it’s standard pretty view of an XML file but not the nice view of the RSS we expected. I was suprised to see this as the test I had run of this feature against my sites RSS feed had worked ok as can be seen in the following screenshot.

ie7 displaying an rss feed

Looking at the feed returned by the IE blog that ioerror tested with all looks well and so it seems that the detection algorithm is not quite perfected yet – you would have thought however that the IE team would have tested it against there own blog!

IE7 Beta 1 – First Impressions

I woke this morning to find out, via Elliott, that IE7 Beta 1 had been released. So I headed off and logged into my MSDN subscription to download the beta install.

First impressions are that the new user interface is clean and with the introduction of tabs a great improvement. However it seems that they have thrown a few of the UI design rules out the window – for example normal Windows UI design has the menu bar at the top of the window – not two levels down beneath the address and tab bars.

Interestingly browsing to a new website brings up the “Microsoft Phishing Filter” which offers to check all the websites you visit to see if they are impersonating a trusted website. Also middle click to open in new tab is supported – working the same way as Firefox. :-).

Things are looking good for IE7 Beta 1 or Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)).