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Testing your app in Internet Explorer 6-11

Testing your app in Internet Explorer 6-11


  • Use the script available in this repo to download the IE6-IE11 disk images for Virtualbox.

  • Start the machine with the IE you want directly from Virtualbox.

  • In Network Settings (from Virtualbox), enable just one attached to: NAT.


Now the http://localhost in your host machine will be http://10.0.2.2 in your guest virtualized machine.

Guest's IP to use in the host is http://10.0.2.15.

If you need to modify the hosts to make aliases, they are in c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


Problems you may face:


  • The ajax request for a json is being downloaded instead of parsed

Create a file called json-ie.reg anywhere in your windows guest machine with this content:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;
; Tell IE to open JSON documents in the browser.  
; 25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13 is the CLSID for the "Browse in place" .
;  

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/json]
"CLSID"="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"
"Encoding"=hex:08,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\text/json]
"CLSID"="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"
"Encoding"=hex:08,00,00,00

Stop IE, double-click that file, then restart IE and it will work.


  • SSL certificates

In Internet Explorer go to Internet Options -> Security, and click the check sign "Trusted Sites".

Then click the "Sites" button and add there your https site and all the other ones that are called by your app.

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