Jon-G blogs for Net-Entwicklung.de

03.10.2009

IE Testing

Filed under: Coding — Schlagwörter: , — Jonathan Gilbert @ 18:15

Testing web applications with Internet Explorer was always a daunting task. Back in the days of IE3, IE4, IE5 and IE5.5 for Mac it was quite normal to have different PCs running different versions because IE never really had a viable option for installing different versions parallel. There was a trick on upgrading from IE4 to 5 which allowed this in theory but each version still tended to work a little different to standalone installations.

Nowadays things are easier – it is quite easy have different configurations running in virtual machines. There are however some other tools kicking around which also (supposedly?) make things easier. Here a a few links I´ve collected (but not necessarily tried):
http://en.gibney.org/crossbrowser_testing/
http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage „IETester is a free WebBrowser that allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.“

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=21EABB90-958F-4B64- B5F1-73D0A413C8EF&displaylang=en#filelist VirtualPC direct from Microsoft

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