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BigG

8 Feb 2008, 8:09 am

What do other people do when...

a form they have created works perfectly on a MAC in Firefox and Safari and on a PC in Firefox and IE6, but I’ve been told the form doesn’t work in Vista IE7.

I have no way of testing this as we only use Macs.

Darn Microsoft, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!!

Nathan Garner

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Paul

8 Feb 2008, 11:44 am

If you are testing in IE6 you’ll have a Windows machine running around. You can install IE7 on that. There is an app for Windows out there which lets you have more than one version of IE installed on Windows at any time.

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to IE7 as well through updates, so IE6 will soon be just an unpleasent memory.

All the best,

Paul

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petemac

8 Feb 2008, 11:55 am

and you can try this…

http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php

Cheers Pete

On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:44, Paul wrote:

If you are testing in IE6 you’ll have a Windows machine running around. You can install IE7 on that. There is an app for Windows out there which lets you have more than one version of IE installed on Windows at any time.

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to IE7 as well through updates, so IE6 will soon be just an unpleasent memory.

BigG

8 Feb 2008, 11:57 am

The only worrying thing is if my form works in every other browser, and not in IE7, not sure how to change it to work in IE7, it’s just a simple form set-up, not even php.

Nathan Garner Partner

Austin Wells Design Consultants 1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF +44 (0)1202 301271 [email protected] http://www.awdc-creative.com


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On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:44, Paul wrote:

If you are testing in IE6 you’ll have a Windows machine running around. You can install IE7 on that. There is an app for Windows out there which lets you have more than one version of IE installed on Windows at any time.

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to IE7 as well through updates, so IE6 will soon be just an unpleasent memory.

Nathan Garner

http://www.rla.co.uk

BigG

8 Feb 2008, 12:00 pm

Thanks Pete - that will be good for layouts etc. very useful. But in this instance it’s just the form not working in IE7 rather than any layout issue.

Nathan Garner Partner

Austin Wells Design Consultants 1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF +44 (0)1202 301271 email[email protected] http://www.awdc-creative.com


Member of NAPP

On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:55, Pete MacKenzie wrote:

and you can try this…

http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php

Cheers Pete

On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:44, Paul wrote:

If you are testing in IE6 you’ll have a Windows machine running around. You can install IE7 on that. There is an app for Windows out there which lets you have more than one version of IE installed on Windows at any time.

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to IE7 as well through updates, so IE6 will soon be just an unpleasent memory.

Nathan Garner

http://www.rla.co.uk

waltd

8 Feb 2008, 12:11 pm

Right. For this, you will need an actual computer. You can try the following, in order of convenience:

  1. BrowserCam http://browsercam.com Mucho expensivo service that allows you to remote into a real Windows computer at a data center and use it for a half hour at a stretch. The beauty of this is that they have dozens of different configurations of computers, and hundreds of machines. And someone else takes care of keeping them rot- free (by dint of erasing them weekly, I believe).
  2. Your neighborhood Internet Cafe. Usually this trade-off of having to get out of the office is balanced by the quality of the coffee and snacks.
  3. eBay for a cheap PC. And then a subscription to two or more virus scan services. And get a used Raptor firewall while you’re bidding.

I’m firmly in the BrowserCam camp myself. I didn’t pay full freight for it, I joined a group purchase and paid 1/20th or so of the annual fee. Every so often such a deal will pop up on a mailing list (in my case, the Apple Web Dev list) and if you see one, jump on it.

I actually have a nice PC (oxymoron?) in the basement that a neighbor gave me, including some fairly recent version of Windows. I’ve never turned it on, and certainly wouldn’t connect it to my network, because I’m so skeeved by the prospect of being taken over by bots within the first 60 seconds, like the good folks at Cnet.

Walter

On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:00 AM, Nathan Garner wrote:

Thanks Pete - that will be good for layouts etc. very useful. But in this instance it’s just the form not working in IE7 rather than any layout issue.

Nathan Garner Partner

Austin Wells Design Consultants 1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF +44 (0)1202 301271 [email protected] http://www.awdc-creative.com


- Member of NAPP

On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:55, Pete MacKenzie wrote:

and you can try this…

http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php

Cheers Pete

On 8 Feb 2008, at 12:44, Paul wrote:

If you are testing in IE6 you’ll have a Windows machine running around. You can install IE7 on that. There is an app for Windows out there which lets you have more than one version of IE installed on Windows at any time.

Microsoft is forcing the upgrade to IE7 as well through updates, so IE6 will soon be just an unpleasent memory.

Freeway user since 1997

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