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The free IETester application allows you to test IE10 preview, IE9, IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, and requires no installation of separate virtual images. I've been using it for several years for IE tests without issue. I don't know of an 'official' alternative from Microsoft, but it's possible that they'll be dropping support for the ...


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MS keeps updating the list of Windows Virtual PC VHDs of different Internet Explorer versions so they MAY provide it during their next update cycle. There are multiple options to test web apps in IE6. Check this Smashing Mag review of free & commercial tools for cross-browser testing to find out which will fit your need best. Update [26/Feb/13]: IE VMs ...


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Lots of IE6 bugs/behaviours are still prevalent in IE7. Some bugs that were fixed: basic alpha-transparent png support css child selector !important more properly works :first-letter support min-height partial click bug window.XMLHttpRequest became present, instead of ActiveXObject abbr tag is recognized select z-index bug is resolved as it's become ...


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There is a jQuery plugin for it here, or the following script also does a good job (just call it in your <body onload="">; function fixPNG(){ var arVersion = navigator.appVersion.split("MSIE") var version = parseFloat(arVersion[1]) if ((version >= 5.5) && (version < 7) && (document.body.filters)) ...


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Unsupported in IE6 (this is not a complete list): child selector ( div > p ) adjacent sibling selector ( h1 + p ) general sibling selector ( h1 ~ p ) chained class selectors ( .class1.class2 ) attribute selector ( a[href] ) descendant selector after :hover pseudo-class ( div:hover span ) chained pseudo-classes ( a:first-child:hover ) :hover on non-anchor ...


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I would recommend dynaTrace AJAX Edition for testing page performance in IE6+. It's a free download (although you have to create an account to actually get a download link) and hooks in to the browser to get low-level timings of network, rendering, scripting, and other metrics. It can also show you what is taking the largest amount of time. This tool has ...


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Most people using IE nowadays either do not want to upgrade or cannot upgrade either due to cost or they are using a work computer and cannot do upgrades to their software. For these people telling them to upgrade will really just be an annoying message (that they're probably getting in a lot of other places). At this point, just build your websites to take ...


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Improperly rendering or Ensure no cloaking is in place; Under construction or All links are OK; Needs a special program to run http://damionbrown.com/2011/01/google-apparently-penalising-adwords-advertisers-with-flash-landing-pages/


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Is there a plugin for FireFox that will allow me to view a website as if I was looking at it in IE 6? Unfortunately not, however there are a great number of on-line services that you can use for testing, or you could also install a stand-alone version of IE6 for testing on your own PC. On-line renderers: http://netrenderer.com/ http://browsershots.org/ ...


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I've used both YUI and Blueprint CSS. Both have support for MSIE 6 out of the box. YUI Library Browser Support Blueprint CSS supporting MSIE 6


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Almost certainly this is a bug in the software that is accessing your web site - a browser, a browser plugin, or a script/command-line program like wget. It's like someone tried to modify the User-agent header but instead pasted it inside a standard header. Unless the user's particular IP is causing problems overloading the server, there is no real action ...


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A virtual machine running IE6 should run identically to IE6 running on a native machine. A way you could test this is to make a virtual machine out of the physical machine and then try and replicate the issue. I would image the issues you are experiencing could be down to things like service packs and even hotfixes that could be installed on the machine. ...


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If you're OK with GIF-like transparency (in IE6 only), then use PNG8+Alpha (paletted, but with semitransparencies). It gives full alpha in all other browsers. Does not require slow and finicky DX Filters (on which all IE6 PNG24 fixes are based on). Fireworks and pngnq/pngquant can save this format (I wrote Mac GUI for them). Adobe Photoshop is the only ...



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