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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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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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Microsoft recently released their own tool for testing compatibility with the IEs. It's supposed to make that process easier. It's called Modern.ie: http://www.modern.ie/


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If Google has any tracking associated with the browser you are using, you can clear it by removing any cookies in each browser. Without cookies, there is nothing to connect your search session with any previous session. The chances of Google presenting differing results based on browser user-agent seem fairly low, but you can test this by using a user-...


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I can confirm the observation, using IE 9 on Win 7. Checking in the IE settings (Tools → Internet settings → General → Fonts), I can see BatangChe mentioned as the font under “user defined” for normal text, and the font used for serif looks like Batang Che but has different spacing. And setting fonts there does not seem to change this. I guess they only ...


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StartCom are in the Microsoft list of root certificate issuers. The process whereby the certificates get updated is described here. In brief - the certificates used by IE are recognised by the operating system, not on the browser version. If this IE6 is on XP, and the XP machine received Windows updates, then it could be that they weren't recognised in 2010, ...


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No. The href must point to an absolute URI. Relative is not allowed on a base element. This attribute specifies an absolute URI that acts as the base URI for resolving relative URIs. The HTML5 standard says, in reference to the href attribute of <base>: The document base URL of a Document object is the absolute URL


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You can use conditional comments for IE users and then use JavaScript to redirect them to a page that tells them whatever it is you want to say. Try something like this in the <head> of your web page: <!--[if IE]> <script type="text/javascript"> window.location = 'ie-only.html'; </script> <![endif]-->


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Microsoft has now launched modern.ie, a website dedicated to testing web pages in Internet Explorer. It includes downloads of virtual machines for testing (although not currently for IE 6): http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools


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Testing with browser modes that IE8 & IE9 provide is not the same as testing compatibility in lower versions of the actual browser. It is just an emulation. Even Microsoft wants to kill IE6. In several countries around the world, IE6 usage is dropping to less than 1%. So it's no surprise that it doesn't provide IE6 emulation.


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The Can I Use? website is excellent to determine browser support for various features, including HTML5 semantic tags: http://caniuse.com/html5semantic You'll see that IE8 and below let the team down. If you need to support IE6, 7, and 8, then using the HTML5 shiv is a good idea. IE8 is still in use by roughly 7% of visitors, according to StatCounter, but ...


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Try http://utilu.com/IECollection/ You can install IE 5,6,7,8 side by side on a windows machine or virtualbox windows machine.


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You're conflating two seperate functions for two different audiences. Developers can use meta tags to force IE to render similarly to an older version:- <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" > Users can click the compatibility view button in the browser front end, which forces IE to render similarly to it's previous version e.g....


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In my experience there isn't much you can do. Google uses so many pieces of data from different places that it's virtually impossible to remove personalization. Looking at my own stats from sites I manage people who use different browsers often have different behaviors, I have no proof Google personalizes strictly on browser type but it wouldn't surprise me.


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A quick Google search turns up this: Respond.js: Fast CSS3 Media Queries for Internet Explorer 6-8 and more and css3-mediaqueries-js.


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Microsoft provides, freely and without registration, virtual machines for: IE8 on Win7 IE9 on Win7 IE10 on Win7 IE11 on Win7 IE11 on Win81 Edge on Win10 For the following platform: VirtualBox Vagrant HyperV VPC VMware Parallels


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I'm using the spoon.net browser sandbox - http://spoon.net/Browsers. It lets you run IE6-9 on your computer without having to install them. They also have the browser console and work with the IE developer toolbar, which helps with css/javascript debugging.


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You can use conditional comments to target specific versions of Internet Explorer. In your case you would want to target IE7 and lower so you would use: <!--[if lt IE 7 ]> <style type="text/css"> <!-- Your special rule to fix the CSS issue goes here --> </style> <![endif]-->


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There is Browserling which allows testing IE 5-9 and different versions of other major browsers as well, and all that from a browser of your choice!


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There is no substitute to native, hard boxes running the platforms you want. No IE-testing suite is completely accurate, and several will raise errors which don't appear in production (wasting your time on false positives). Virtual machines aren't as reliable as people think - I've seen several VM-specific bugs whilst trying to run IE6 (I think IE6's ...


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IE8's compatibility mode makes it render as IE7, so you'd need to use conditional comments which would allow you to add IE7 specific CSS that 'fixes' any bugs you see when the page renders. E.g:- <!--[if IE 7]> <style><!-- insert styles here --></style> <![endif]--> IE8's various meta tag configurations are listed in this msdn ...


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file:/// will open a file on your drive or network drive using the OS. When using http:// you're telling the browser that this is a hypertext link to a file located on the Internet, not locally. You're likely seeing the parameters after several tries because IE is just saving your history. Also, having a ? in the URL implies you have some server-side ...


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The Microsoft documentation for Internet Explorer prefetch indicates that IE prefetches links with certain rel values. Specifically rel="prerender" rel="prefetch" rel="dns-prefetch" However there is also a note on the page that indicates that it may prefetch "flip ahead targets" specified with rel=next. Note Internet Explorer also supports the "next" ...


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I suggest you don't put 20.000 rows of data on the screen. My very basic workstation will crash because of the amount of data, regardless of the browser. 80MB is a lot, especially if it's html! Parsing so much is quite intens. I suggest you make something with a prev/next-page functionallity, I doubt the user requires all 20.000 lines on their screen at ...


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The average user may be on anything from a small cellphone to a 4k television. You should therefore design your website to run on any size screen, intelligently. Usually this is referred to as 'responsive' design, and there are a lot of great frameworks that'll help you do that (Bootstrap, Zhurb Foundation, HTML5 Boilerplate). On small screens, hide "...


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Sorry, Metalshark, I couldn't provide a link. Thanks for trying to help though. A colleague found this question when he was searching for a solution as well. The solution in our case was fairly specific to a product we are using, but I will give the gist of it in case it helps anyone else looking in the future. The problem came down to MIME types and how we ...


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By Embedded Internet Explorer I presume you mean this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee487632.aspx. It's a part of the Windows Embedded Operating System. We can't tell if it comes installed with the software you're going to use as we don't know what it is or what your Windows Embedded development environment is like. This page tells you the ...


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You might have the option set under your IE options to use Compatibility view for local sites: From http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2009/06/17/compatibility-view-and-smart-defaults.aspx


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Google by default tracks web searched and clicked results if you are not logged in. The only way to see the true results is to be logged in and opt out of web history. You can opt out of web history under account settings.


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