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Mac IE RIP (9 posts)

  1. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Glory be.... thank whover!

  3. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, and what about all those IE only websites? I'm a big fan of getting rid of IE. Hopefully this will add to more incompatible people and developers will stop making IE only sites. Amen!

  4. chrisfiddes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm not a Mac user, but I'm curious. How will Mac users preview their webpages for visitors who use IE5+ if they don't develop it anymore? I'm not a big IE fan either, but isn't it still important to have a site that visitors can navigate in IE considering it still has an enormous userbase?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    enormous userbase?
    Hmmm. http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
    says for Oct.2005 = 3.2% Mac users.
    Furthermore out of all Internet users in the same month 6.0% used IE 5 (Win and Mac together!)
    So, that would be a 3.2% of the 6%. Even if the numbers are not totally accurate, you can get the idea about the proportions.

  6. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Using Mac IE was NEVER enough to preview Windows IE 'results'. You always need a Windows box around if you really want to know what it looks like (well, or VirtualPC...).

    -d

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Or browsershots: http://browsershots.org.

  8. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Mac IE uses a completely different rendering engine than PC IE, so it is practically useless when attempting to confirm website compatibility with the PC release of IE. As mentioned above, buy a cheap PC with Windows, or use http://browsershots.org .

  9. chrisfiddes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @moshu: I was referring to the userbase of Internet Explorer for Windows users...

    I didn't know IE on Macs rendered pages differently than IE on Windows. That would seem to make it pretty useless when compared to other browsers... I can understand why some people are happy about this news :) Thanks for the info!

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