Testing in both IE 6 and IE 7

Emil Stenström asks a very important question in his Open letter to the IE Team. With IE 7 now at beta 2 it's really time for web professionals to start testing their work in it. But installing IE 7 replaces IE 6, which means you can't test in IE 6 - currently the most widely used browser - anymore. Considering the huge amounts of CSS related bugs in that browser, this is a serious problem.

Emil wants to know which of the following options is recommended by the IE Team (my comments added):

What the web developer community really needs is an official, free, Microsoft supported way of running IE 6 and IE 7 on the same computer. Not necessarily at the same time, but without installing and reinstalling between launches.

So, dear IE Team, which is it?

Posted on May 8, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers