Posts tagged ‘Access Netfront’

Internet Explorer Mobile can not access / localhost

Recently I stumbled over this very anoying feature of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile (IEM). IEM is NOT able to open local webserver pages! Neither within WM5 nor WM6.1. You can test this using the stand-alone Windows Mobile emulator:

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AJAX and Windows Mobile 6

Some time ago MS announced an extended Mobile Internet Explorer (sorry, it has to be called Internet Explorer Mobile now, nor Pocket Internet Explorer. Thanks to all these new terms for the same thing to MS. PIE, MIE, IEM is all the same) with the release of Windows Mobile 6.1.4: Internet Explorer Mobile.

I did a short test and will still recommend Access Netfront for professional use. IEM runs slow and I can not see the ((un-)documented) enhancements for web programmers.