IE7 Tabbed Browsing Annoyance Part 2

This is just a quick post. It concerns how IE7 (Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1) deals with XmlHttpRequest Object (commonly used for AJAX based applications) and multiple windows. If I construct a request in IE7 that is not asynchronous it naturally will stop the browser from responding until it is completed. In IE7, if you have multiple tabs open and perform a long XmlHttpRequest that is synchronous in nature, it stops all the other tabs from responding. I would expect that what it should do is to lock the current tab and nothing else? Is my thinking correct

Has anyone else experienced this? If so email me: paul.kinlan@gmail.com and I can write a bit more about it.

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.