Internet Explorer 8. Google & Yahoo killer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon.E.Kong
    Uh, it's called PeerGuardian, and it's been around for years. IE8 is nothing new. Also many other programs out there that let you block whomever you want.
    PeerGuardian is for the tin foil hat brigade. The IE8 feature in question limits objects to be requested from the same domain as the original HTML document, something completely different. The workaround is easy, simply add another CNAME alias to your tracking site. The side effects are marginally slower webpages as tracking javascript will no longer be shared between sites, and on the more positive side myspace and facebook pages will be rendered completely empty.

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    MrMoo - if it limits ALL objects from other domain names, I can now see a major problem with hosts that split their static / dynamic content into multiple hosts to avoid the two connections issue (again circumvented in IE8).

    Will it also affect akamai and other CDN based networks?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnowItAll
    Will it also affect akamai and other CDN based networks?
    Yes, it seems a completely fucked up feature:

    IEBlog : IE8 and Privacy

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    Could seriously break things for those of us who rely on google analytics etc... oh well. Lets see what the final version looks like - have a feeling it will be watered down.


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    Geeks see things one way whilst the rest of us realise that the net is really only designed for porn. Thanks Microsoft !!

    Microsoft Release Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Say New Web Browser More Secure Easier Faster | Technology | Sky News


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    Doesn't matter much in the end for me, I will never use IE again. Been IE free for 3 years now! Woo!


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    On my list of things to do this weekend - try it out and see how bad it really is. Could serious f' things up for a lot of people who need third party tools to work effectively.


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    Furry spotted.


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    I much prefer this one......


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