Testing sites with Multiple IE versions
Is there an easy way to install/test against multiple Internet Explorer versions? I am aware that one option may be a VM or such. I would prefer to have multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a single desktop that I can switch between. I am mostly concerned with testing IE 5+ if that makes any difference.
If you are just testing web pages then any HTML editor, includiing Front Page or Arachnophilia has a preview feature for any browser you have installed.
The trouble is that having different versions of IE side-by-side on the same machine is usually impossible.
Browsercam doesn't, its a static view, but it did help me fix CSS bugs in IE for the Mac.
If I'm on a PC, how do I test Mac renderings? Is using browser cam or something similar the only way?
Just call me psychic.
This works reasonably well: Standalone Internet Explorer - http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads/
Nathan, for Mac, check out Basilisk II or Softmac. Of course they for 68K machines only, but I use Basilisk on XP with iCab and it is pretty stable.
John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
try http://www.danvine.com/icapture/ , it is like browsercam, but specifically for the Mac.
Just me (Sir to you)
Safari uses Konqueror to do its rendering. You may be able to get away with testing with that on a linux box.
I run the multiple browser stuff rom Skyzyx (you can see I'm the person who verified that they work on Windows Server 2003, since that my development OS). It absolutely works great!
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
You need to test with as many browsers as possible, but forget IE earlier than 5. You also must test Mozilla, Netscape, but most of all, Opera. This browser is not only superior to most others in speed and security, but it is also the pickiest in terms ofHTML compliance. Also test NetCaptor (which attempts to correct the worst user interface flaws of IE - good luck), and WebTV.
Thanks for all the replies.
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