I was just reading my RSS feeds (in the fabulous FeedDemon) and I followed a link to an Excel spreadsheet (on purpose).

I’ve not used IE (outside of FeedDemon that is) in so long that I forgot that with Microsoft Office documents it opens them within the “browser” for you. Yuck. I wasn’t expecting that, not at all - and it scared me, quite a lot. This kind of thing (and the slow loading speeds with this kind of thing) is the reason I don’t let Firefox load PDF’s inside itself.

Am I wrong? Sitting here looking at an Excel spreadsheet within FeedDemon you’ll have to forgive me for thinking that it’s all a bit scary.