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Originally Posted by chrishirst
IE was NOT a "pioneer", Netscape was the "pioneer" in the browser market
Gotta disagree with that. IE pioneered many things - for example:
The <iframe> was pioneered by IE.
ActiveX, which is no longer in use, was an amazingly powerful platform pioneered by IE, though unfortunately prone to attacks / virus entry points for unknowledgeable users.
CSS3 effects, such as drop-shadows and opacity, were first pioneered by IE with "filters" (though W3C changed the way they work, obviously).
The Bookmarks Sidebar, an extremely useful feature, was pioneered by IE, and yet to be implemented by any competitor.
There are many more things that IE has pioneered. I don't love the browser, but I think we have to give Microsoft credit where they've succeeded.
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