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Checking Browser Compatibility with Dreamweaver MX 2004 – Introduction

Trying to determine exactly which tags, attributes, and CSS properties work in every browser you need to support can be a time consuming and laborious task. However, thanks to the Dreamweaver MX 2004 Browser Target Check feature you can focus on building sites and let Dreamweaver worry about what will work in the browsers that you need to support.

In this article, I demonstrate how you can use this powerful feature to check for browser compatibility in all major graphical browsers.

Checking Browser Compatibility Versus Code Validation

It’s important to understand that checking for browser compatibility is completely different from validating your code. In this article, I review browser compatibility, which is checking for tags, attributes, and CSS constructs that aren’t supported in specific browsers and browser versions.

This is different than the Dreamweaver validator, which checks the syntax of the markup language (HTML / XHTML) against a specific standard known as a Document Type Definition (DTD). You can learn more about code validation in Dreamweaver MX 2004 by reading my article on Validating Code in Dreamweaver MX 2004.