Tag - Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft has explained the difference between the mobile and desktop versions of Internet Explorer 10. While the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 do share the same core programming, there are some browser-based functions that the mobile version cannot do as of yet, something that web developers will need to look out for.
Microsoft has confirmed it intends Internet Explorer 10 to have Do Not Track (DNT) enabled by default in Windows 8. A blog post from the company reiterated its stance, despite online advertisers claiming they would renege on a previously made agreement that required explicit approval from the user before tracking their online movements.
The World Wide Web Consortium working group charged with developing standards for tracking protection has announced that Internet Explorer 10 will not meet its compliance standards. The working group said the fact that IE10 will have the "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default is the reason for its rejection of the browser. As AdAge explores, the decision has wider implications than the future of IE10: the future of privacy web standards and online advertising figure greatly in the controversy surrounding the yet-to-be-released browser.
Following the debut of the Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft announced in a blog post that Internet Explorer 10 would have the "Do Not Track" browser privacy feature enabled by default. The feature has been a part of other popular browsers for some time now, but the announcement means that IE10 on Windows 8 will be the first browser to have the setting enabled by default. Microsoft also announced its intention to bring about better standards in implementation of the "Do Not Track" feature for websites and software.