Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer Standards Support Documentation

The Internet Explorer standards support documentation provides information about certain final-approved web standards supported by Internet Explorer.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


    File Name:

































































    Date Published:


    File Size:

    36.5 MB

    118 KB

    612 KB

    514 KB

    729 KB

    3.5 MB

    1.5 MB

    556 KB

    493 KB

    1.0 MB

    784 KB

    941 KB

    824 KB

    668 KB

    807 KB

    781 KB

    526 KB

    936 KB

    973 KB

    541 KB

    535 KB

    922 KB

    2.1 MB

    1.3 MB

    1.2 MB

    1.4 MB

    1.9 MB

    609 KB

    496 KB

    1.5 MB

    2.7 MB

    2.7 MB

    701 KB

    1.4 MB

    715 KB

    568 KB

    707 KB

    524 KB

    492 KB

    812 KB

    494 KB

    773 KB

    573 KB

    594 KB

    545 KB

    583 KB

    565 KB

    547 KB

    505 KB

    798 KB

    564 KB

    546 KB

    483 KB

    553 KB

    543 KB

    538 KB

    800 KB

    686 KB

    537 KB

    523 KB

    600 KB

    615 KB

    514 KB

    507 KB

    696 KB

      This documentation describes how Internet Explorer implements certain final-approved web standards and how the standards in this system interact. It does not restate variations, extensions and other details that are specific for each standard. This documentation details the variations and extensions from HTML 4.01, CSS 1.0, CSS 2.1, and other final-approved web standards published by W3C (as “W3C Recommendations”), ECMA (as “Standards”), or ISO (as “International Standards”) as implemented by Internet Explorer. This documentation is intended for use in conjunction with the Microsoft standards support documents, publicly available standard specifications, network programming art, and Microsoft Windows distributed systems concepts. It assumes that the reader is either familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it.
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP

      Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows 8; Windows 8.1; Windows 10. The Internet Explorer standards support documents are available in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) which you can open using Adobe Reader, available at Note: For optimal readability of the PDF documents, it is recommended that they be opened and viewed by using Adobe Reader 8.0 and later. Earlier versions of Adobe Reader might not provide the same reading quality.
    • Individual PDF files should be stored in a single directory to enable links between the standards support documents. Note that if you download additional standards support documents from Microsoft, they should also be stored in the same directory to enable linking. For further release notes, please download and read the readme file. The .zip file ( in this list of files contains all of the standards support documents.

Popular Downloads

Loading your results, please wait...

Free PC updates

  • Security patches
  • Software updates
  • Service packs
  • Hardware drivers