I oversee automation projects in my company that deal with different Web based products. Our frameworks have to test against the different IE browsers.
An automation prime has a framework that uses IE8 with LCIE.
I know that this simplifies the work needed for automation development and not having to deal with the various processes and indexes that IE8 would normally have. But, at the same time, I do not feel that this truly tests the web application against IE8. Clients would not be using LCIE, so the automation framework should not use it either.
As far as I understand, using IE8 LCIE acts like IE7.
I do not want to the test the Web app with LCIE, not find any issues, and once it goes out the door, IE8 users are seeing issues because they are using IE8 without LCIE and makes the IE browser act differently.
Any advise on the above would be greatly appreciated.
LCIE and IE 7 compatibility mode is not the same thing. LCIE is just a technology which makes IE more reliable because different pages are opened in different processes. It should not affect the way pages work/are displayed, it just prevents the entire IE from crashing when a single page crashes. You can find more information on LCIE here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2...d-ie-lcie.aspx