&ot Information Gift: November 2007 Archives

November 20, 2007

EOLAS & Microsoft Kiss & Make Up

MS licenses EOLAS code, announces plans to drop 'click to activate' hack for all IE 7 users in an April 2008 update.

No word yet on whether Microsoft will also remove the hack from IE 6. An optional 'preview release' will be posted next month for developer testing.

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November 14, 2007

Safari 3 for Tiger, Too!

Safari 3 for Tiger is part of today's OS X 10.4.11 update, and should be appearing on Tiger Macs near you shortly. Users will enjoy feature updates including enhanced tabbing, resizable form fields and better compatibility; developers will really appreciate the better handling of DHTML and the new Web Inspector.

Soon enough Safari 3 usage will displace that of older versions, but until then testers need a way to check sites on both the latest and the last 2.x version. One way to do that is to maintain machines with older OSen, another is to use special Safari versions conveniently packaged by Michel Fortin at his Multi-Safari project page. Michel notes that the stand-alones:

"...mimic original Safari rendering and javascript behaviours. HTTP requests and cookies however are still handled by the system and may not work exactly the same."

My tests of the packaged 2.0.4 version on Leopard so far appear to work well. Enjoy!

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