Microsoft yesterday stuck a knife in Internet Explorer (IE) when it announced that the 23-year-old browser would appear as a "mode" within Edge in its new "full-Chromium" incarnation.

While the Redmond company did not publish a death notice for IE or even admit to browser-cide, as sure as Law & Order's churning cast yanked criminals off streets, IE's days as a stand-alone browser are numbered.

"The new Internet Explorer mode … seamlessly render[s] legacy IE-only content in high fidelity inside of Microsoft Edge, without the need to open a separate browser or for the user to change any settings manually," Kyle Pflug, a senior program manager lead who heads the developer ecosystem team, asserted in a post to a company blog. "Microsoft Edge uses your existing Enterprise Mode Site List to identify sites which require IE rendering and simply switches to Internet Explorer mode behind the scenes."

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