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Madfox is based on Firefox to provide enhanced IE compatibility. Features of Madfox include:

  • enhanced ability to access html element by id/name
  • jscript.encode
  • html content-type sniffing
  • partial support of xml-dataisland
  • fully compatible with Firefox extensions
  • and more IE compatiblity features

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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avetenebrae
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completly agree.
As a webdesigner, i would love to see a perfect IE6 portage on OSX. Not to browse of course, but to work...
Some peoples surely use it to connect on "IE only" website too.
Don't flame this software, just understand the purpose ;)

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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Now come on righteous people. As a web developer myself (on mac of course), I have to make many concessions, and "inroads" myself, to insure that my sites are viewed properly on ALL browsers. The sad fact is, Wintel (and more importantly IE) make up greater than 97% of my traffic, so what good is it to wait for the Wintel and IE world to bend to my will? I will make my code as flawless as possible, when ever possible, but at times, a tag or two must be tweaked to ensure proper display on IE. I use nearly every browser at my disposal to research my sites integrity, and one that claims increased compatibility with IE (like Madfox) will become another tool like all the rest.
It's not as though I'm going to my banking with it, but it doesn't hurt to give it a whirl.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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Madfox version of Firefox 1.06 has been out a few days.

http://www.splyb.com/madfox/?page_id=8

Quite good.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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It's always good to follow the standards, and good to have more options. There's a test "Acid 2" of some sought-after modern features (and some error handling) at
http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html

iCab version 3 has just recently become available in beta. I believe it passes the Acid 2 test. It's definately another browser to watch. Useful feedback to the developer might be welcome too.
I've tried the OS X version and like it. What's amzzing is thaat there is also aan OS 9 version. I never thought I'd see a moderm browser come to OS 9. Time to dust off some old boxes.

I think all users that encounter problems with sites due to the use of IE only broken/nonstandard behavior, should complain to the webmasters.
Forcing people to use IE is really bad, especially for Windows users hit with some many exploits.

If someone could post links to a couple of sites that work in Madfox but not Safari, or Firefox, I'll give them a try in iCab.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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CVRMLS.MARKETLINX.COM ONLY WORKS WITH MADFOX....

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Anonymous
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I'll say it again. You can stay on the moral highground by sticking to your standards. But until those site developers change, you're locked out of those web sites. You can elect to stay away, but for many in parts of the world, that is just not practical. The choice comes down to Madfox/Mac or a Wintel PC. So to support the Mac path and let the dark side see the light, this development should be supported! At least it gets people off Windows and Internet Explorer!

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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Fine, but the dark side can already see the light. Those unfortunate individuals that code for PC can use proper standards. They do have proper browsers available for use, Firefox and others.

Can't pay your bills online because your crappy bank only does IE? Fine, go to the local ATM (or bank) and pay your bills instead of paying online, and when you go to pay those bills, complain to your bank and complain every time you pay your bills. Make a difference instead of making concessions!!

They will see the handwriting on the wall faster the more that people refuse to bow down to the ghastly perversion of standards that is MSIE.

Say NO to anything that demands IE standards. That is the only road that leads to the change.

steve
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An unfortunate reality is that Windows is running everything. Yes, we must make inroads to broaden everyone's horizons, as it were, but one STILL has to know Windows to get an office job (as example). Better bank advice: choose a bank that handles Mac and tell the previous IE-only bank why you are taking your money elsewhere. I can recommend Washington Mutual for online. The only required software is for offline downloads, which requires Quicken or similar moneyware. Then there are office-types who are simply addicted to IE functions (my wife) who need an IE-similar browser. Myself, I love Safari. And so does WAMU.

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Anonymous
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Well, at least the name has been wisely chosen...

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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well,it's fine to take the moral highground, but sooner or later having this browser as an option is going to save a mac user's butt.
choice is good, thanks for your hard work.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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Why not just set the user-agent in your existing browser, so the sites _think_ it's IE?

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Anonymous
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Good lord, this is backwards thinking. Firefox is made to be STANDARDS-COMPLIANT, dumbing it down to suit IE goes against everyone's best interests.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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No offense intended to the dev, but the Mac community does not need this. Stop this nonsense now!

FF needs to flourish AS FF, not some IE suck-up. The world needs FF to be success, this is a resource distraction.

Do NOT download this.

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Version 0.3.2
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Anonymous
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The very idea of perverting good code so that it will be compatible with IE is a complete and utter travesty.

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Version 0.3.2
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Date 04 May 2005
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