As hinted at last month, Microsoft has launched a public bug database for Internet Explorer 7, as well as subsequent releases of the browser. The site will not be used to track bugs in Internet Explorer 6 and earlier releases.

A sub-site of Microsoft’s Microsoft Connect site, which it uses to manage its various public beta programs, the Internet Explorer Feedback site has launched with just the bug database, but Microsoft has pledged to extend the site with a regular blog. The bug database even includes the facility for web developers to log in and vote on bugs that they would like to see fixed, and track the status of bugs they are interested in.

Although the database currently requires a (free) Passport log-in to browse, this restriction will be removed in a future update to the site.