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interview question( how we will perform compatibility testing on different browsers)

Hi friends

how we will perform compatibility testing on different browsers at a time in a same system?

is there any tool are we will perform manually ? r in realtime different systems will have different versions IE 4 on one system and IE 5 on one system? if not what is the approach we are following to test the same application on different browsers and different versions?pls clarify


Thanks in advance



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Hi Padmavathi,

         To perform compatibility testing online tool spoon.net/browsers is available.you have to download and install the spoon plugin to use it.Expect IE browser all the updated versions of other browsers such as FIREFOX,SAFARI,CHROME,OPERA available.It is possible to test on different browsers simultaneously in same system

tnx for answer meena

spoon.net is open source tool....?



hi narendra,

  Spoon Browser Sandbox is a free, cloud-based service that lets you run popular browsers directly from the Web without installing them on your PC. Spoon offers an impressive selection of the most current versions of browsers.

Hi Padmavathi,

you can use IE tester to test all versions of IE in a single pc.

Thanks Meena..I dont know about tool spoon.net/browsers.


Hi padmavathi , check this link about Browser usage,,



IE tool

Browser choice

Hi padmavathi,


There are many tool to test the application in different versions of IE.

  • Multiple IE’s

URL: http://tredosoft.com/multiple_ie

Using Multiple IE’s Package you can verify your site with different versions’ of IE


  • IE Tester

URL: http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage

IETester is a free (both for personal and professional usage) Web Browser that allows you to have the rendering and java script engines of IE10 preview, IE9, IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process

  • ieCapture

URL: http://iecapture.com/

ieCapture provides screen shots of website in Internet Explorer 8 on windows XP SP2. It is a free service.

Install those application from the respective site and enter URL., you can check the applications in different versions


Also there is another website



Also for testing in multiple version of firefox , check the below link


Please let me know if you need further clarification.


Saritha S.P.



 For OS Compatibility you need to have different OSs and set of browsers for the specified OS and test the site ....    but what I have noticed that Web clients ( Browsers ) also called Thin clients ) have the main impact ... and one needs to test sites in different browsers and their different versions...   Even you can find loads of links over the web to perform cross browser testing but I think its better to test them manually ( Its my personal experience ) ... 


 During Cross browser compatibility testing our main focus is on User Interface , secondary focus is Functionality followed as Security  etc..    In UI you can mainly encounter issues related to  GUI objects.

On Web sites, mainly we have  :  Content ( HTML ) + Presentation ( CSS ) + Interaction ( JS ) .

there are chances for the Presentation and Interaction to be affected in different browsers ...   but One must not forget that even the Functionality gets affected in some of the browsers specially IE ..  and when it comes to Web, Security is always a matter of concern .. but once again I am reiterating  that the Primary focus is always on User Interface.. 


there is nothing special to be done to test the compatibility with browsers ... We simply use our developed site with different browsers and their different versions ...  Sometimes we may use the system by enabling/ disabling Java script and cookies ... 


As far as your different scenario is concerned ... Go for different monitor resolutions ... What we do is : We have set our resolution at 1600*900 ... and if a site works/looks fine with our system them their are certain chances that the same will work/look for most of the monitors ....  Simply go for higher resolution ....


 in realtime different systems will have different versions IE 4 on one system and IE 5 on one system ?

 First of all forget IE 4 and 5..  Now IE 8/9 is being used .. anyway.. We install different browsers on Single System and same Website is opened and used in different browsers ... !

I Hope It will help You...



Samrat Jha..

Hi samrat , good answer.



 Hello KLK,

        Thanks yaar...

Hi padmavathi..


In once system we will have diffrent bwoser.. we can check at a time in diffrent bwoser...


Compatibility nothing but we will test in diffrent browser we will check the hardisk and motherboard also.. when we do the compability testing...



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