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Old 03-31-2010, 07:23 AM   #1
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How to know if website is IE or Firefox compliant?

Many times I have heard people saying that "It opens best in IE but not in Firefox". Have anyone come up with tool which can detect which browser would suite best to open with?It would surely save one's time in forwarding him / her mail that "PLS OPEN THIS IN IE #$ %^"

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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Probably the best way would be to open a website in firefox, ie, opera, chrome and see for yourself if it works fine in all of them. While your code might be standard-compliant, Internet explorer is notorious for not sticking to the standards so it's worth checking it to avoid nasty surprises.
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At our development center where we develop web applications, we need to specifically check for IE compatibility. If you check for standards, IE is the one which does not comply to most.
Checking for yourself is the best way.
If it runs on ifrefox, chances are it will run on other browsers like Flock, Chrome or Safari. Even the javascript rendering is different on IE and it you would need to check for the scripts for IE compatibility.
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Well, That is something which could be explored more. Coz IE and Forefox are two most widely used. Though IE version comes after gap firefox development is more quick after every 6-12 months cycle.It would have been great to come up with tool which will verify the website compatibility and check if IE/firefox is more compatible.
But I do welcome developers/sysadmin/Consultants to drop their interest and suggestions.
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