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Thread: Which version of Windows IE 5 for testing purposes?

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    Which version of Windows IE 5 for testing purposes?

    My test PC currently has IE 5.0.0 (40-bit) on its Windows 98 partition. I was wondering whether there's any difference in CSS rendering/bugs between 5.0 and 5.5?

    I suppose I should have the version that lets me nab the most bugs. On the other hand, perhaps I should have the version that most people are using - though you typically don't get stats on 5.0 vs. 5.5.

    Either way it looks like I have to bump my security up to 128-bit in order to access/test my secure pages - just trying to decide whether to upgrade the browser while I'm at it.

    - Bob

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    Wow.

    That's pretty cool. Now I'm starting to regret the weekend I spent getting dual boot 98 & XP working.

    Looks like more hacking fun ahead.

    How different are 5.0(1) and 5.5?

    - Bob

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    http://www.csscreator.com/attributes/ and some minor differences in DOM, nodeType not supported in IE5
    Testing is always necessary.
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    You can download them pre-hacked at quirksmode.
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    99% IE on my sites
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    Fang, maybe I worded my question badly. I was refering specifically to IE5 derivitives, not IE6. Checking my server log, 15 domains, for the last year returned 14 entries like this: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5 11 of which were bots.
    Last edited by bokeh; 11-24-2005 at 10:52 AM.

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    Every fight is a food fight when you’re a cannibal.

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    OK - this multiple IE thing worked great - thanks!

    Of course now I find my nav buttons layout differently in IE 5.5...

    Any idea about usage of IE 5.5 vs 5.0.x?

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    IE 5.01 doesn't support padding and borders on inline elements. IE 5.5 does. Other than that, there's really not much you can predict. Just remember that most IE rendering bugs can be solved by setting the position to relative and/or setting a width or height.

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