Just downloaded Netscape 8 which has a nifty feature where you can flick between IE or FF rendering modes by simply selecting a button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. this could be useful for developing.
However it has just crashed my machine. memory leakage?
From the little time I spent on it, I got the distinct impression that it was aimed at the IE market. FF dressed up like IE with too many naff features?
I think that I'll be sticking with FF for the foreseeable future.
I debated downloading it, but didn't. For a start, it's shareware. I don't like adverts.
Also, I like decent code, NOT the rubbish IE engine.
I'm sure there is a FF extension that switches rendering between IE and FF.
I don't really see the point, but if that's the only good thing about Netscape8 it's not worth it
Do they guarantee its got all the IE bugs, its a pretty useless test vehicle without them?
I think the FF thing is a theme to skin firefox to look like IE. Useful for getting the uneducated to use a proper browser whilst not thinking they are using anything different
No it was not the skin, although that is usefull too - alas I can't find it or remember the exact details of what it was
But you make the point - you can't assume it has all the silly bugs MS spent time weaving into the rendering engine and thus is a mostly useless testing tool.
I just use the right-click View this page in IE - then I can click back and forth going:
Is that from an extension - i'm sure I did have it but it seems to be absent. What version of FF are you running?
version 1.04 but it was on the older one too - thinking back I think it might have been an extension...
Edit: checked it - it's called ieview