[funsec] IE7 Beta Breaks Google AdSense

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Wed Feb 8 12:05:46 CST 2006

I'll bet that this is about to get some _major_ exposure. :-)

Via BetaNews.


Developers testing out the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 are discovering a nasty flaw -- the browser seems to be incompatible with Google's AdSense advertising service. Although the problem seems limited to those running IE7 Beta under Windows XP, it still has some developers worried. For many, AdSense has become the de facto method for generating revenue for their sites. Google generates over $2 billion in revenue yearly from the program alone.

"Considering that by the end of the year, IE7 should be available for almost all versions of Windows, unless Microsoft wants to face the ire of developers everywhere, it had better fix this," Nathan Weinberg of the InsideGoogle Web log wrote Wednesday. Although it is unknown as to why this is occurring, it is suspected it may have to do with how IE7 now handles JavaScript. Microsoft could not be reached for comment.



- ferg

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