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From: "Philipp Lenssen" <phil@mrinfo.de>
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
Subject: Re: browsers?
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 15:55:19 +0100
Message-ID: <9s6e71$h85$1@swifty.westend.com>
"slk" <kobes@u.arizona.edu> wrote in message
> I've just created a website and I want to test it on different web
> It works fine on Netscape, IE, and Opera.  What other major browsers are
> there that I should be worrying about?  Perhaps someone can give me a list
> of browsers I should use for testing my site?  Thanks,

There's practically an unlimited (and untestable) amount of browsers,
options, systems, media, contexts, users, and so on. Testing the site on
every system with every browser and every setting etc. is impossible. What
you can do is optimize the site for some popular browsers, like Internet
Explorer 4+, Netscape 4+ with default settings on Windows. If you really
want to test in many browsers, better check with your client/ target group.
But the best thing is to have a valid site in the first place, and know a
lot about possible implications of everything you do; HTML, CSS, images, and
so on.

Philipp Lenssen
M+R Infosysteme