A handful of trips through the time machine

Raymond Chen

A few trips through the time machine:

In the Internet Explorer time machine video, I was struck by the remark, “Appearance-wise, very little had changed [in Internet Explorer 4] since IE3. Not much changed in terms of functionality, either.” In fact, Internet Explorer 4 was probably the most significant revision of Internet Explorer in its history, because that’s the version that completely replaced the old layout engine with a new one code-named Trident, the layout engine that continues to power Internet Explorer today. Another case of “When you change the insides, nobody notices.”