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Turning off style sheets and javascript

for testing in IE 5.5



2:15 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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we are in the process of redesigning and would like to use as much css as possible to minimise page size and facilitate future changes.

we would also like to use a .js drop down menu to allow quick access to various topics.

90% of our visitors use compatible browsers, but we'd like to know that the other 10% can see and use as much of the site as possible.

is there any way to turn off style sheet support and javascript in IE 5.5 for testing purposes? or would it be better to install an old netscape 3.0 and test using that?

i have tried unticking all the java boxes in the advanced options menu but the java still works?

many thanks


2:28 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can disable your javascript in IE, just go to the Security tab and click Custom Settings. Scroll to the bottom and you'll find the scripting settings.

I wouldn't recommend testing with Netscape 3.0 - it's obsolete, archaic, and full of bugs. If you feel you must test with Netscape, use 4 as the earliest, but even that is buggy. But without JS and CSS it should render fairly well.


2:29 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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To turn off javascript you go to the Security tab of internet options and click through the Custom Level button. There you want to scroll down and turn off Active Scripting.

For CSS, it is on the General tab, clicked through via the Accessibility button.


3:34 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

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thanks guys!

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