There are a few other differences in support for HTML and browser
objects in Navigator and Internet Explorer 3.0:
- The Window.open() method does not correctly
load the argument specified in the first argument in IE 3.0.
This same bug exists for some platforms in Navigator 2.0. The
workaround is to first open a new window and then load the
desired document by setting the location
property. Also, the Window.name property
is read-only in IE 3.0.
- The Document.open() method in IE 3.0
ignores the MIME type argument, if any is passed. It assumes
that all documents are of type "text/html".
- IE 3.0 records cookies only when the document is loaded via
the http: protocol. Documents loaded from
the local disk (as they commonly are when being developed or
- The blur() method of form elements behaves
differently (and probably more sensibly) in IE 3.0 that it
does in Navigator. The difference is detailed in the
- The History.go() method can only move
backward or forward a single step at a time in IE 3.0, and the
History.length property always returns 0.