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Re: Article: Browsers as Test Platforms


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Nov 23, 2004 1:30PM

There is a section in our best practices document that talks
about functional testing with different technologies:


It does not include the accessibility toolbar information yet.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:37:20 +0100 (CET)
>From: "lists38"
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Article: Browsers as Test Platforms
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>>> Devarticles.com will soon release this article about how
you can test
>>> for some accessibility features with different browsers
and how easy
>>> it is to trace errors with them.
>> That's interesting, but it would seem to me that anyone
testing for this
>> sort of thing would already have access to pretty much any
browser, so I
>> guess I don't understand the browser-specific
information...why not just
>> recommend the best tools for the specific type of testing?
>> For me, I find Firefox + the web developer toolbar
invaluable alongside of
>> lynx.
>Personally, I wanted a comparison to allow people to choose.
For example
>the user mode of Opera offers some things that the developer
toolbar still
>I also wanted to raise awareness of the options browsers give
you and
>improve the bug reporting in the company here. A "your
javascript has an
>error, the ID cannot be found" is so much easier to fix than
a "the site
>is wrong, look at it" :-)
>Furthermore I wanted to give junior developers a choice how
to check their
>work pre-testing and didn't want to push them into my
favourite browser
>corner. A .NET developer is not likely to be too much of an
Opera user for
>Chris Heilmann
>http://icant.co.uk/ | http://www.onlinetools.org/
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