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What's New in Windows Internet Explorer 7 (Script)

Note  As of December 2011, this article has been archived and is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.

This page lists the new scripting features added in Windows Internet Explorer 7.

CSS Features

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:first-child

Applies one or more styles to any element that is the first child of its parent.

:hover

The :hover pseudo-class now can be applied to any element, not only the anchor tag.

borderColor

The borderColor property now supports the transparent value.

maxHeight

the maximum height for an element.

maxWidth

the maximum width for an element.

minWidth

the minimum width for an element.

msInterpolationMode

the interpolation (resampling) method used to stretch images.

 

Objects

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abbr

Inserts an abbreviation into an HTMLdocument.

XMLHttpRequest

Represents an XML request usingHTTP.

 

Methods/Properties

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abort

Cancels the current HTTP request.

AddSearchProvider

Adds a search provider to the registry.

BrandImageUri

Not supported. Retrieves the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of an alternate product image.

CustomizeClearType

Not supported. Sets a registry value to turn ClearType on or off.

CustomizeSettings

Not supported. Saves the user settings from a "first run" page.

DefaultSearchProvider

Not supported. Retrieves the name of the user's default search provider.

DiagnoseConnection

Not supported. Attempts to diagnose problems with the network connection.

getAllResponseHeaders

Returns the complete list of response headers.

getResponseHeader

Returns the specified response header.

IsSearchMigrated

Not supported. Determines whether autosearch settings were migrated from a previous version of Internet Explorer.

IsSearchProviderInstalled

Determines if a search provider has been installed for the current user and whether it is set as default.

open

Assigns method, destination URL, and other optional attributes of a pending request.

PhishingEnabled

Not supported. Determines whether Microsoft Phishing Filter is enabled.

readyState

Retrieves the current state of the request operation.

responseBody

Retrieves the response body as an array of unsigned bytes.

responseText

Retrieves the response body as a string.

responseXML

Retrieves the response body as an XML Document Object Model (DOM) object.

RunOnceHasShown

Not supported. Determines whether the "first run" page has been shown.

RunOnceRequiredSettingsComplete

Not supported. Sets a registry value to indicate whether the "first run" page completed successfully.

RunOnceShown

Not supported. Sets a registry value to indicate that the "first run" page has been shown.

SearchGuideUrl

Not supported. Retrieves the URL of a page that can be used to install additional search providers.

send

Sends an HTTP request to the server and receives a response.

setRequestHeader

Adds custom HTTP headers to the request.

SkipRunOnce

Not supported. Enables the user to select "first run" settings at a later time.

SkipTabsWelcome

Not supported. Disables the welcome screen that appears when opening a new tab in Internet Explorer 7.

SqmEnabled

Not supported. Determines whether Software Quality Monitoring (SQM) is enabled.

status

Retrieves the HTTP status code of the request.

statusText

Retrieves the friendly HTTP status of the request.

XMLHttpRequest

Instantiates the XMLHttpRequest object for the window.Retrieves a factory object that can be used to create an XMLHttpRequest object.

 

Events

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onreadystatechange

Sets or retrieves the event handler for asynchronous requests.

 

 

 

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