Monday, 22 November 2010
Internet Explorer 8: Sample Compatibility Results
OK - I admit it. I promised this a little while ago and it took me longer to produce some of the results. I blame TechEd Europe in Berlin... and the week after, which was just as manic!
I wanted to spend a few minutes discussing some of the AOK Internet Explorer Plugins that we have developed for our clients to analyse their web applications for Internet Explorer 8 web-application compatibility issues.
Loading web-applications applications into AOK is pretty easy, as we follow the same basic principles as loading desktop applications. It can be a Drag'n'Drop operation from an IIS source directory, a web URL (i.e. http://www.changebase.com/ or http://www.microsoft.com/), or we can capture client data and complex application logic through our Client Side Capture tool.
Here is a quick sample of applications (non-client of course) that I have already loaded into AOK;
And, once you load your applications into the AOK database, you can then check your applications against our collection of Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility Analysis, from which I have included a small sample here:
And look at the results...
Here is a quick summary of some of the issues, that AOK discovered when interrogating a number of URL's and web based applications.
As you probably won't be surprised here, the biggest IE8 compatibility issue is not strictly Internet Explorer's fault. It's nasty, bad developer types who have not catered for Internet Explorer 8. And the result is that the biggest issue is Browser Version Checking. You will hear more about this in the next post on this blog... Don't worry - I won't rant. Don't need to.
I have data to support me.