Google has made a cheeky and brave attempt to fix Microsoft’s Internet Explorer shortcomings, by encouraging Internet Explorer users to use the Google Chrome rendering engine inside Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 – in particular -has no support from Microsoft and has
- Security holes that are never properly patched.
- It crashes.
- The CSS model for it is worthless.
- It uses big, messy workarounds for Flash
Working as a plugin for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome Frame leaves the rendering of the page to Chrome.
Google allows web developers to trigger Chrome Frame by inserting a single line of code into their webpages:
The switch of rendering engines is achieved using a tag Microsoft invented to emulate compatibility with older versions of Internet Explorer.