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Browser compatibility

Just ran across this...

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

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

Patrick Thomas
Friday, February 13, 2004

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