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Browser compatibility

Just ran across this...

http://www.browsercam.com/

George Illes
Thursday, February 12, 2004

Browsercam provides a way to check your web site on operating systems and browsers you don't have access to. It loads the url you give it into browsers you select, does a screen capture and allows you to see the result. 

Ken McKinney
Thursday, February 12, 2004

We had been using

http://www.netmechanic.com

for the same service two years ago but its not as practical as it sounds:

1. It does not let you "test" script code (Javascript, DHTML)obviously (its just static screenshots)

2. Its awkward in terms of testing with Frame-based sites

3. Its not "interactive", e.g. if something is wrong on IE5 / Mac its really a very cumbersome and time-consuming trial-and-error process of waiting for screenshots, changing something, waiting for screenshots again...etc

So while it sounds like a must-have service in the beginning, its not really worth that much in most practical situations.

Patrick Thomas
http://www.telepark.de/webwizards

Patrick Thomas
Friday, February 13, 2004

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