Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer
Removing IE would break an incredible amount of compatibility, whichtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
for MS is a huge no-no. For example, my family owns a small retail
store with some security cameras installed. The remote access software
for the DVR is served up as an ActiveX control embedded in a web page.
This pretty much means that IE is the only browser capable of
displaying the feeds. Removing IE would thus completely break our
ability to view the cameras from remote locations.
Even worse than removing IE would be removing the mshtml renderer (IE
is basically just a UI wrappr around the mshtml renderer). The edge
renderer can be embedded in .net projects but not code that targets
the native windows programming layer. That is not true of mshtml.
And unfortunately that degree of versatility is both why IE was so
incredibly successful at the time and why it is impossible to fix the
On 2/8/19, Chris via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
So why don't they just remove it from windows then?