Windows Internet Explorer Conceptual Content

This section contains articles and overviews that help you dig deeper into features of Windows Internet Explorer. Whether you need to make your web apps backward compatible, use advanced CSS3 layouts, draw with canvas and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), or debug existing websites, you've come to the right place.

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This section contains articles that explain how Internet Explorer can continue to add new features while remaining backward compatible with older websites and early version of the browser. These article also describe the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), which you can use to detect and troubleshoot compatibility issues.

Content Design and Presentation

The topics in this section describe how to design and present content in your websites and applications using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and other standards-based techniques.


The topics in this section describe how to create compelling experiences using SVG, the canvas element, and other graphical content.

State and Storage

The topics in this section describe features that help you maintain information within a website, including cookies, Web Storage, IndexedDB, and other features.

Web Applications

The topics in this section describe features based on specifications published by the W3C's Web Applications group, such as the XMLHttpRequest Level 2 specification and others.

Debugging and Performance

This section contains articles that describe F12 developer tools, feature controls, and command line arguments for Internet Explorer.

Archived Content

This section contains topics that have been archived and are no longer actively maintained.


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