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    Does anyone test for errors on Mac IE anymore?

    I'm curious... since I'm having major issues with it (see: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...&highlight=mac)

    Just thought I'd ask.

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    Well, I just have done and my design that's working fine on a large number of other browsers over different platforms is totally screwed in IE 5.2 for Mac.

    Think I need to read your other thread and find out why.

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    I vote 'sort of' - I look at it on IE/Mac, but if it's totally screwy then I don't sweat it too much. However, I try to keep everything fairly simple, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much that it doesn't like.

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    The only time I would consider bothering with IE on the Mac would be if that was a client's primary browser. And even then I would encourage the client to switch to Safari or the Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy Bradley
    I vote 'sort of' - I look at it on IE/Mac, but if it's totally screwy then I don't sweat it too much. However, I try to keep everything fairly simple, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much that it doesn't like.
    Yeah, basically my method too.

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    Yep. The browser isn't all that hard to cater for.

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    Does anyone test for errors on Mac IE anymore?
    Not unless I get paid for it

    When I quote a client I always specify the browsers that I intend supporting. If they want ie5 mac supported then the answer is simple I just treble the price because that's the amount of extra time it takes.

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    since I'm having major issues with it (see
    Fixed it in the other thread for you

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    Yeah, after I hit the poll button I realized I would probably answer "sort of" too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'B
    Fixed it in the other thread for you
    Thank you! You're a god. Oh, and I like your answer for the poll question... not a bad idea! Mind if I steal it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'B
    Not unless I get paid for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O'B
    Fixed it in the other thread for you
    Hello

    how much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    how much
    lol - not enough

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    Firefox is a superior browser. It's available for all sorts of platforms and is 100% free. If people don't want to use what's good for them, they can go straight to you-know-where.

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    I gotta agree with you there... but alas... most clients won't listen. bleh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by motumbo
    Firefox is a superior browser. It's available for all sorts of platforms and is 100% free. If people don't want to use what's good for them, they can go straight to you-know-where.
    Try telling that to your client whose customers or users never heard of Firefox.

    Or to your boss, who wants the company website to work in Netscape 4 because the majority of the company's 500 employees still use it, as the IT department still has them on Windows 95. (An actually example, in case you haven't guessed.)

    Sadly, I'm using IE5 on Mac OS9 and I'm not even so concerned about it. I have to go with where the vast majority of my clients' user base are going.

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    IE on Mac is a very long and messy story... I don't have any access on a Mac computer, although I will try to ask a friend to check the site for me (in IE and Safari)...

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    Funny - I test on Mac I.E 5.2.3 and Mac Firefox... then work backwards to make it Win I.E compatible. I found that difficult for a while, then kinda got wise on what works and what has issues cross platform.

    Apparently, less that 20 percent of mac owners still use I.E. 5.2.3 - the majority are using Safari. Since Mac IE isn't being supported anymore, I guess it'll become a distant memory one day.


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    I've got to...

    One of the key decision makers in the company uses it...

    FYI, the MAC accounts for 1.8% of my hits on the site. Yet it accounts for about 40% of my debug time.
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