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    Member bil2k's Avatar
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    How do you guys test for Safari and IE5 from within Windows XP?

    The only two methods I can think of are run another OS emulator or use a web site service that screen captures your sites in the various browsers. Is there any other way?

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    Junior Member killertofu's Avatar
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    The best way that I know how to test Safari via XP is through iCapture. It's a free (last time I checked) website that lets you see certain webpages through they eyes of a mac.

    As for IE5, which I have no idea, so I did some quick research for you...

    From devx.com...
    For some reason, Microsoft Internet Explorer installs over any previous or later versions of itself, so it is difficult to test your page on Internet Explorer 3, 4, and 5 in quick succession. There are several ways to work around this limitation that don't require one machine per version of Internet Explorer.

    Some people set up multiple hard disk partitions, each with a different instance of Windows in order to install several versions of Internet Explorer on the same machine. Level 2 or higher members of Microsoft's Site Builder Network can use a free service called browser snapshot which provides images of a submitted URL as the page would appear on Internet Explorer 3, 4, and 5 (as well as various versions of Netscape). Lastly you can install the 16-bit version of Internet Explorer 3 side-by-side with the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 4. The primary caveat with the 16-bit Internet Explorer is that it doesn't provide exactly the same functionality as the 32-bit version in some areas, such as Java.

    Hope this helps some.

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    Senior Member glyakk's Avatar
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    The guy behind skyxyx.com has packaged many multiple versions of IE. Even going as far back as IE3! Just download the package that you want and run it from the folder.

    I dont know of any such thing with safari, you are stuck with either an emulator or web based tools.



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