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How to? Testing an app with IE6 versus IE7
1. Version: LR9.1
2. Protocol: Web HTTP/HTML
5. Feature/Service Packs: don't know
6. VuGen Recording: new
7. License: Subscription
8. Subscription: current
9. Platforms: Windows XP
Until recently, all of our performance testing has been done using Internet Explorer 6.
In the very nearterm, one of our applications requires being supported by IE7, and later this year IE8. Part of our testing involves baselining performance with IE6 - that part is done. The next part involves testing with IE7. But, I am not clear what is necessary.
Do I need to rescript the app using a computer loaded with IE7? Should I expect differences in what is recorded?
When I execute a scenario, do the load generators have to be loaded with IE7? Or, can the run-time settings just be set with browser emulation? The problem I forsee is that the app is quite large and we distribute load across all of our load generators(6). If I install IE7on the load generators, then what happens with other testing that still uses IE6?
Are there other thoughts or concerns I have to consider when testing two different versions of the clients' browsers?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Re: How to? Testing an app with IE6 versus IE7
I would rescript in IE7 just to make sure there aren't any major differences. I suspect there won't be many, if any.
The browser installed on your load generators is irrelevant isn't it? The loadgens don't even invoke a browser session, just make the necessary http calls after initiating the connection.