Why does the build 348 description mention Internet Explorer?


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Why does the build 348 description mention fixed problems with Internet Explorer? Is it available for Windows 11 at all?
 

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On my Win11 Pro putting iexplore.exe in the Run box brings up Edge. The presence of the name may be associated with the Internet Explorer Mode in Edge.
 

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Why does the build 348 description mention fixed problems with Internet Explorer? Is it available for Windows 11 at all?
If you check out the (x86) programs folder you'll see it's there but it only directs to Edge.
 

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On my Win11 Pro putting iexplore.exe in the Run box brings up Edge. The presence of the name may be associated with the Internet Explorer Mode in Edge.
Did you read the build 348 description?

Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).

Addresses an issue that occurs when a dialog opens within Internet Explorer.

Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text while using the Input Method Editor (IME).

Addresses an issue that affects Internet Explorer COM automation scenarios. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.
 

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I don't know what the references to Internet Explorer are. IE is not present in Win 11. There are still shortcuts that look like they should open IE, but they actually launch Edge (presumably in IE mode).

The obvious explanation is that the references are to Edge in IE mode, the documentation is sloppily written if that's true.
 

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IE mode can be installed, I believe that some older websites still need to use some of it's features, so I think it is more of a "plugin" for lack of a better word

Screenshot 2021-11-27 141333.jpg
 

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When they refer to Edge, they say so:

If you're seeking an absolute answer as to why there are references to IE when it is absent from Win 11, I doubt that anyone here knows.
 

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Chances are that version of Edge has bits that are leftover from IE and are needed for old websites.
 

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Chances are that version of Edge has bits that are leftover from IE and are needed for old websites.
When they refer to Edge, they say so:
If you're seeking an absolute answer as to why there are references to IE when it is absent from Win 11, I doubt that anyone here knows.
IE Mode is using elements of IE, even in Windows 11, so it makes sense for MS to refer specifically to IE in the description when these elements get updated.

Microsoft said:
After the Internet Explorer desktop application is retired on June 15, 2022, it will be out of support. After this date, the IE11 desktop application will be disabled through a Windows 10 cumulative monthly update and will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it....

The MSHTML (Trident) engine is the underlying platform for Internet Explorer 11. This is the same engine used by IE mode and it will continue to be supported (in other words, unaffected by this announcement). Both WebOC and the MSHTA app will continue to be supported as they rely on the MSHTML engine which is unaffected by this announcement....

Support for IE mode follows the lifecycle of current and future Windows client, Windows server, and Windows IoT releases (including Windows 11) at least through 2029. Additionally, Microsoft will give one year of notice before retiring the IE mode experience when the time comes....
 

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