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The title says it all. I havn't found a satisfyingly exhausting list on the internet anywhere else. Googling doesn't yield anything that I'm happy with.

I guess I'm looking for the differences in everything associated with both browsers, including (but definitely not limited to):

  • CSS
  • HTML rendering
  • JavaScript engine
  • Web compatibility
  • Bugs & hacks
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Any explanation for the downvote? – karlgrz Aug 31 '09 at 17:26
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The Wikipedia page on IE7 has a big list of changes from the previous version.

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The What's New in Internet Explorer 7 page on MSDN also has an extensive list on the differences between the different Internet Explorer versions, including IE8.

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Basically, IE6 and IE5 don't support all the newer versions of languages, like HTML 4 & 5 and the later version of flash and CSS. Drives progammers crazy.

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The only 1 important difference is:

IE6 is nothing but a huge pain in the ass for web-designers. IE6 must die!

You have no idea how much a pain in the ass it is to design a website which works perfectly under Firefox and IE7,8 then find out it's totally broken under IE6, because IE6 is too dumb to compile the code....

Web-designer have to work extra just for the sake that a small percentile, however small, of users to be able to view the website with IE6.

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Actually, I do have an idea how much of a pain it is, since I am a web developer and I work for a corporation whose standard is IE6. And yes, I agree IE6 must die as well! – karlgrz Nov 4 '09 at 17:23

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