is there any difference between IE6 and 7?


  • since the IE7 is coming out, i wonder those code i developed for IE6 would work fine in the new environment.
    i didnt write too much fancy code. they are just some drop-menus or something like that.
    Wednesday, April 05, 2006 6:47 AM

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  • There are some minor differences. I'm not going to speak for your code, but I will speak from my code and my experience. My experience is that few sites have broken in IE7. I write code that is cross browser compatible, Opera, Safari, Firefux and IE. So most of my code works in IE 7 fine. There have been a few occassions where complex code has broken but most usually has been fixed quite easily. For the most part, I've been using IE 7 for almost a year now and have only occassionally had to view a site in a different browser because it did not work in IE7
    Monday, April 17, 2006 2:43 PM
  • is there any difference between IE6 and 7 ? if yes  what are they
    Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:50 PM
  • I've a problem that I can't seem to resolve.  I am hoping this may be similar to one you already uncovered and have a solution for :-).

    If not, perhaps you have a helpful suggestion? 


    I just tested a classic ASP app in IE7 and a file upload function no longer performs the activity.  It works just fine in IE6.

    I now receive and ADODB Stream error '800a0bbc' - Write to file failed (in clsField.asp line 178)

    The offending line appears is bolded in its Sub below:   


    Public Sub SaveAs(ByRef pstrFileName)

       Dim lobjStream
         Dim lobjRs
         Dim lbinBytes

        ' Don't save files that do not posess binary data
         If Length = 0 Then Exit Sub
         If LenB(BinaryData) = 0 Then Exit Sub

       Set lobjStream = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")

        ' Let stream know we are working with binary data
         lobjStream.Type = adTypeBinary

         Call lobjStream.Open()


       ' Convert Integer Subtype Array to Byte Subtype Array
         lbinBytes = ASCII2Bytes(BinaryData)

         ' Write binary data to stream
         Call lobjStream.Write(lbinBytes)

         ' Save the binary data to file system overwriting file if previously exists!
         Call lobjStream.SaveToFile(pstrFileName, adSaveCreateOverWrite)

         Call lobjStream.Close()

       Set lobjStream = Nothing
      End Sub


    Any/All suggestions may be helpful!

    Pat -  gorden@bnl.gov

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 4:46 PM
  • IE7 implements Javascript 1.5. This is one of them.

    Friday, May 11, 2007 8:57 AM
  • does it will effect the application writing in asp programming language.


    my application is running well at IE6 but when it run at IE7 in window vista, the error show "Interenet explorer cannot display the web page".


    javascript 1.5 got any different with old one or any script disallow. kindly advice.



    Thursday, July 05, 2007 3:53 AM
  • Are you creating any DOM element while page is loading? If true, you must create DOM element after body was loaded.
    Friday, July 06, 2007 6:55 AM
  • nope, i didnt create any DOM element.


     this few days i am doing the testing on the application, i found that the variable missing to get the value, but the IE 6 is working fine n get the value. i check with some web site and it state that session always get problem on IE7.


    is that possible that the session error caused the application cannot run in IE7, and if yes, what is the solution for this problem.



    thanks your reply,









    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 1:11 AM
  • Hi all,

    can anyone help me how to run/ open .VBD files on IE7 on viista platform.

    its was workin fine on ie6 on windows xp

    but im not able to open the file in ie7( vista)

    my .vbd file were written in visual basic 6.0

    so is there any upgrade i need to do

    kindly suggest

    help is appreciated



    Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:59 PM