[clug] Internet Explorer act-alike on Linux

matt andrews matt at xomerang.com
Fri Jun 11 03:00:31 GMT 2004

Doug Palmer wrote:
> I'm in the process of putting together a fairly simple web site, using
> XHTML/CSS. As a consequence, I have to regularly fire up IE to see what
> atrocity it is planning against my pages and figure out how to work
> around it.[*]
> It would be nice to be able to do this without having to switch
> computers all the time. Does anybody know of a IE act-alike that
> reproduces IE's ability to turn standards-compliant pages into a
> festering pile of reeking garbage?
> [*] Including: the PNG disaster, ignoring CSS height commands, ignoring
> CSS display commands, problems with borders, dodgy implementation of the
> DOM and a pile of stuff that I've already forgotten. All stuff that
> works fine in Mozilla/Netscape, Opera and Konquerer, just like wot the
> standards lay down.

bear in mind that one particularly annoying aspect of web coding for 
IE is that the set of bugs differs markedly between versions: 5.0, 5.5 
and 6.0 on Windows are all quite different, and 5.0/Mac has its own 
very special disasters.

IMHO, if you are going to care about IE at all, i suggest ignoring all 
but 6.0/Win if you can.
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