I wonder when I can stop worrying about IE6?
You ever get the feeling that Microsoft is holding you down, has you by the wrists, and is flailing your own hands against your forehead and saying "stop hitting yourself; stop hitting yourself; why are you hitting yourself; stop hitting yourself;…" Yea, me too.
But enough Microsoft bashing. Has anyone gotten IE 6, 7, and 8 running alongside one another?
I attempted to do so. I had a Windows XP SP2 running (in Parallels) that had IE7 installed and a standalone IE6 via the evolt.org - Browser Archive. I upgraded the IE7 version to IE8 (no hitches there). Then, I installed a standalone version of IE7 via http://tredosoft.com/IE7_standalone. That seemed to work just fine.
But that ended up breaking my IE6 standalone. The window would open, but could not connect to any web pages. And it just continually threw this error:
I tried reinstalling the IE6 standalone binary but met the same results. Anyone had any luck here?
Somewhat related, IE8 doesn't render my blog's redesign properly. Specifically, the
repeat-x part of
background: rgb(255,250,252) url("/jeremy.smith/images/background.png") repeat-x top left;. No idea why.
I mocked up a simplified version of the IE8 background CSS bug I ran into. It's located at http://blog.case.edu/jeremy.smith/examples/mockups/ie8-bug.html. Here are two screenshots: one of Firefox correctly rendering with background and IE8 not rendering. (Anyone know where to submit these?)