[UPHPU] Swift: a web browser for Windows
alvaro at epliant.com
Wed Aug 2 12:03:09 MDT 2006
Jon Jensen wrote:
> A couple observations...
>> The state of IE7 is irrelevant at this point since none of us
>> web developers can (or should) develop for it.
> I'd have to disagree with that. IE 7 is in its third beta, and there will be
> no more changes to the rendering/CSS engine, so now is the time to test it.
> Since it will be rolled out via automatic update, it is something you should
> plan/develop for -- you don't want your sites to suddenly break for the
> majority of your users when IE 7 gets pushed to the masses.
> It's pretty trivial to run multiple versions of IE, and it definitely
> facilitates testing/development. For my purposes, I'd say I have the ideal
> setup -- IE 7, standalone IE 5-6, Firefox 1.5, Netscape 6, Opera 7-8, and
> Konqueror (coLinux) on my Windows machine and Safari/IE5 on a Mac Mini.
What i think makes it irrelevant is that as developers we must develop
with a lowest common denominator in mind, and it will be a while before
IE6 stops being that lowest common denominator.
I expect most sites that work on IE6 and Firefox right now, won't be
broken on IE7 (they better not be!! :)), as long as they're not relying
on IE6 bugs, so i expect to do a quick run trough some of my sites once
once IE7 is released, no major testing or fixing.
More information about the UPHPU