Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Test IE Compatibility Inside Firefox!

This is something we have been longing for quite a while, and, in my humble opinion, something that can have a profound disrupting role in how IT departments and Web developers will select their Web coding and testing standards.

As it appears, we may have a full opportunity to finally and fully break out from IE deadly stranglehold on Web page development.

Check out Item 12 "Web Developer" at This item now has information that will help developers create Web pages that render identically in the Mozilla Firefox browser and the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser!

Dan McTaggart has done it again, by scouting and bringing together for us a phenomenal collection of great tools and tips.

This is probably the single biggest change in the history of the two browser developments.

Once it is seen by enough developers, the eventuality will be, tools to create identical web pages followed by a patch to make Firefox itself render pages identical to Explorer by default.

That is the killer app.

There has been an enormous misunderstanding among Explorer developers,
that Mozilla browsers simply can't render correctly.

Item 12 on Dan McTaggart site features a complex Web page with Firefox and Explorer side by side, rendering identically.

Here is an analogy of how this works.

Lets say I have a handwritten letter, written in English. Now, I have to translate this letter to Chinese and Russian. Quite simply, you translate one time for Chinese and put it in one envelope, and you translate one time for Russian and put it in another envelope.

Both parties receive information they can read, the communication has been carried out. The Russian has no need to know about the Chinese version, the Chinese has no reason to know about the Russian version.

The message, however, was identical to both.

Sneak preview of Dan upcoming new site at



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posted by Robin Good on Tuesday, August 31 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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