|User-Agent Name||Internet Explorer 5.5|
|Last Visit||Feb 02, 2013 03:08 PST|
|#||User-Agent String||Visit Frequency||Last Visit||View|
|1||Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)||17575||Jan 29, 2013 15:00 PST||View Detail|
|2||Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)||1728||Sep 19, 2011 10:39 PDT||View Detail|
|3||Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)||3416||Feb 02, 2013 03:08 PST||View Detail|
With the September 1998 release of Internet Explorer 5.0 technology, developers gained the ability to design richer Web applications. DHTML capabilities were expanded, giving Web developers more flexibility and power to create interactive Web sites.
Now personalization became a key focus as Web applications based on DHTML emerged. Users encountered rich applications on the Web—for example, an expense report could automatically configure itself based on a user's personalized settings. With expanded programming capabilities such as these, Internet Explorer 5.0 technologies helped usher in a new era of e-commerce.
The actual release of Internet Explorer 5 happened in three stages. Firstly, a Developer Preview was released in June 1998 (5.0B1), and then a Public Preview was released in November 1998 (5.0B2). Then in March 1999 the final release was released (5.0). In September it was released with Windows 98 Second Edition. Version 5.01, a bug fix version, was released in December 1999. Windows 2000 includes this version. Version 5.0 was the last one to be released for Windows 3.1x or Windows NT 3.x. Internet Explorer 5 Macintosh Edition had been released a few months earlier on March 27, 2000. Version 5.5 was released in July 2000, bundled with Windows Me and 128-bit encryption but had no support for several older Windows;a Mac and Unix version never came.