View Full Version : Mozilla Firefox vs Microsoft Internet Explorer

07-07-2006, 01:09 PM
I have just read a document on IE being no less secure than FF?? Is this true?

If this is true? The what is the advantages of using FF?


07-07-2006, 02:10 PM
FF is by design more CSS W3C complaint than IE.

If you are using CSS you will find it is fully implemented in FF and is the future! IE is playing catch-up.

Hope this helps.

07-07-2006, 02:25 PM
yeah, i have noticed that throughm some of my development. it is far better for that, but other than that what are the advantages? Security?

07-07-2006, 02:32 PM
Yes, based on experience and various articles in the press, I would say FF is more secure. The user has the ability to easily disable java, javascript and the pop-up blocker etc facilities are very good.

Scan the industry media and you will find numerous articles on the subject. For example if you search for 'Mozilla Firefox' in the bbc news website, there are some excellent articles and links to other related stories.

07-07-2006, 05:50 PM
You can prevent a lot of the ActiveX problems in IE7 Beta 3 that plague previous versions of IE due to the fact that IE7 is focused on working against XSS (Cross-Site Scripting). There are a lot more options for ActiveX, as well as others, in the IE7 beta. I still say that Fx is more secure, however.

07-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Advantages of using IE:

You can view ActiveX(including vbscript)
You can view everything but XHTML(as mime type application/xhtml+xml)
You can view XHTML as .html and as .xml
It is easy to use and still the ruler of the market

Advantages of FX

You can view application/xhtml+xml
You can use skins
You have extensions
It is more standards complient

There, FX is in no way safer than IE, IE's only hole is the ActiveX which can be dangerous, but if you turn it to ask me it should be as safe as ever :D

note: there is a web browser than looks like IE, works based on IE but has popup blocker, tabs etc, and is lots faster than IE, I use it sometimes since it does rock, even though I have to suffer the tabs :\

link: http://suttondesigns.com/

07-07-2006, 10:33 PM
There, FX is in no way safer than IE

Not to feed more fuel into the fire but those arguments in no way support that theory.

07-08-2006, 12:25 AM
I assume that this comparison is between IE7 and Firefox 1.5 since the last report I saw listed just under 1000 unplugged security holes in IE6 with the proposed fix being IE7.

Anyway if you are after the best brower forget both of those and go with Opera instead

07-08-2006, 07:03 AM
Opera was actually plagued with some severe holes when people first took notice of it. Interest has died down (only peaking again recently), and subsequently less holes have been found. I trust the Firefox source code way more than Opera's, and it has a proven track record for releasing patches within days, if not hours of it going public.