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Testing for IE 6.

Who/What do you use?

     

Broadway

7:08 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I never realized what a dog IE6 was (and evidently 7% of my visitors still use it). Anyway, who is using what for cross browser testing. I have used Adobe's browser lab (and am not convinced it is accurate). I've also experienced similar difficulties with Browser Shots. I have an old machine with some version of IE6 and it shows yet a different page format.

Who's using something that is convenient and trustworthy?

aguimo

7:19 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For layout issues I'll use the IE NetRenderer website. If I need more than a screenshot I'll log into my Windows machine and use "Internet Explorer Collection" from Final Builds.

birdbrain

7:33 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I use IE6 and find that it is convenient and trustworthy - for testing that is. ;)

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Dude111

12:05 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IE6 is my favourite of the IE series :)

rocknbil

6:42 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Dude111, is my sarcaso-meter broken today or are you serious? If you are, curious as to why.

I still have an old machine with '6 on it for testing. One of the things i **did** like about it, but is a horrible security flaw, is that it allowed you to read the input type="file" via JS which allowed you to write a preview of an image upload.

swa66

7:58 pm on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For IE6 (and all other incarnations of IE) I keep a dedicated cleanly installed copy of XP in a virtual machine on my mac.
So I do test with the real thing, no plugins or anything but patches from MSFT.

I consider IE in general and especially IE6 a major PITA, and cannot wait for it to finally die out.

chasehx

8:10 pm on Apr 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Do a google search for 'Net Renderer'. The result from the guys at ipinfo is my personal favorite.

dreamcatcher

6:23 am on Apr 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IE Tester. Free app that has the rendering engines of IE5.5,6,7 & 8. Very useful.

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polishhill

7:43 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I like the virtual machine approach. Windows 7 XP mode is excellent for this. Dont forget that IE 7 & 8 can render very differently as well.. which is another case for virtual machines.

graeme_p

2:01 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have used Wine in the past, but VMs look like the way to go as you can check any browser OS combination.

kuigg

2:54 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IE Tester.

graeme_p

5:37 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@chasehx, thanks, its he best I have found so far

jspmahavir

5:26 am on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i would like to prefer virtual machine IE6 and IE7 version.
 

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