Tag Archives: Internet Explorer

Customizing GWT’s browser detection

In a recent project, we experienced the phenomenon that the GWT application was broken when started in Internet Explorer 11 embedded in a specific rich client application. It turned out that the user agent string sent by the browser was … Continue reading

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Integrating PDF.js as PDF viewer in your web application

When writing business web applications you often need to show PDF files in your application. But this requires that the user has an installation of a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Reader) and the browser plugin is activated. With PDF.js there … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 11 will support source maps based debugging

The developer tools of Chrome and Firefox (as well as Firebug) used to support source map base JavaScript debugging for several versions. With the new update for Internet Explorer 11, all major browsers support this feature. About source maps Source … Continue reading

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GWT RPC deserialization vs IE8

Almost every web developer knows the nasty browser popup asking to cancel a long running JavaScript execution. In the case of Internet Explorer this message is “A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly”. This post … Continue reading

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GWT 2.6 released with Java 7 support and improved debugging

After about 15 months, we finally get the new GWT 2.6 release. It can be downloaded from the GWT project page or code.google.com. Here are the propably most important changes in the new version: Java 7 support Language features of Java … Continue reading

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jQuery 2.0 released – drops support for old IEs (IE 6 – 8)

The jQuery team has released version 2.0 of the popular JavaScript library jQuery. There are no new features, but support for older Internet Explorer versions (IE6, IE7 and IE8) has been dropped, resulting in a smaller file size (reduced by … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 released

Up until now, Internet Explorer 10 was only available for Windows 8. That changed today, as Microsoft released IE10 for Windows 7. IE10 is more secure than it’s predecessors and has a better support for web standards (HTML5, CSS3). Additionally, … Continue reading

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