Internet Explorer Mobile Overview

Windows Mobile 6.5

Internet Explorer Mobile offers the following important capabilities for Windows Mobile devices:

  • A rich Web experience without having to connect through a special content-modifying proxy
  • Implementation of key Internet technology standards, such as the following:
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to help improve the security of transactions. For more information, see Internet Explorer Mobile Security.
    • HTML 4.0. For more information, see HTML Support for Internet Explorer Mobile.
    • Extensible HTML (XHTML)
    • Cascading style sheets (CSS) for Mobile Profile 1.0
    • Frames for basic formatting
      Frames consume a large amount of space on the screen, merely for the borders and margins. Therefore, we do not recommend frames for Internet Explorer Mobile . If you must use frames, limit them to no more than two per screen, preferably stacked vertically to maximize screen space.
      Windows Mobile Standard does not support frames.
    • Cookies for storing local data
  • Support for Microsoft ActiveX controls
  • Support for XML. This enables Web-standard data exchange and the development of rich Web applications for Windows Mobile devices

The following are some innovative ways that Internet Explorer Mobile delivers the Web to small-screen devices:

  • A Default menu option that dynamically resizes a Web page for the smaller, vertically oriented display of Windows Mobile Professional and Windows Mobile Classic
  • A Zoom menu option lets a user to view text and images on the screen in different sizes
  • Smart caching. This determines whether local versions of Web pages are available. This can potentially avoid trips to the Internet, improving download speed and saving connection charges.

HTML Support for Internet Explorer Mobile

Describes HTML compliance for Internet Explorer Mobile

Scripting Support in Internet Explorer Mobile

Describes the scripting languages supported by Internet Explorer Mobile

Font Support on Windows Mobile Devices

Describes the fonts supported by Internet Explorer Mobile