Internet Explorer 6 Beta
The first beta of Internet Explorer 6 is to be sent to the testers in the next few weeks. IE 6 is based on IE 5.5. The browser, together with the new Windows, code name “Whistler”, which is currently under development, should be finally available in the second half of 2001.
Here are a few new features:
- 2 New buttons: 'Media function', through which music, pictures and videos should be accessible and accessible more quickly, and 'Instant Messenger', so that extensive chat functions are integrated into the browser
- New extensions for DHTML, the however not specified in more detail
- A new 'Own Pictures' function makes it easier to view, save and forward pictures.
It is not yet known whether the Beta test is held publicly or closed.