Updating microsoft explorer browser
"Active Channel" technology was also introduced to automatically obtain information updates from websites.
The first Internet Explorer was derived from Spyglass Mosaic.It also brought the browser much closer to the bar that had been set by Netscape, including the support of Netscape's plugins technology (NPAPI), Active X, frames, and a reverse-engineered version of Java Script named JScript.Later, Microsoft Net Meeting and Windows Media Player were integrated into the product and thus helper applications became not as necessary as they once were.It included an option to enable "Active Desktop" which displayed World Wide Web content on the desktop itself and was updated automatically as the content changed.The user could select other pages for use as Active Desktops as well.In 1997, Spyglass threatened Microsoft with a contractual audit, in response to which Microsoft settled for 8 million USD.
Version 3 included Internet Mail and News 1.0 and the Windows Address Book.
Microsoft has developed eleven versions of Internet Explorer for Windows from 1995 to 2013.
Microsoft has also developed Internet Explorer for Mac, Internet Explorer for UNIX and Internet Explorer Mobile respectively for Apple Macintosh, Unix and mobile devices.
Bi-directional text, ruby text and direct XML/XSLT support were included in this release, along with enhanced support for CSS Level 1 and 2.
The actual release of Internet Explorer 5 happened in three stages.
The original Mosaic came from NCSA, but since NCSA was a public entity it relied on Spyglass as its commercial licensing partner.