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I read a lot of blogs where people have the conclusion that because we (the Internet Explorer development team and Microsoft) are not talking about IE's development and future plans openly, we either (a) don't value the browser and/or (b) have no plans to talk about.
On the IEBlog and Channel9 I've made comments about having plans we can't talk about yet, and frequently the reaction is skepticism and/or outright disbelief.
So I was very happy to read BillG's comments about Internet Explorer in this CNet interview.
Yes, they still lack detail, but coming from Bill I hope it might help to dispel the myth that IE isn't being actively extended and improved.
My favorite quote:
In terms of our agility to do things on the browser, people who underestimated us there in the past lived to regret that.
I can't wait until I can talk about features in the next IE.
Update: See my post on IE7 ... we're still not talking about features, but it will be a full version upgrade, it will be beta in the summer of 2005, and it will run on XPSP2.