Originally Posted by ShredderClay
Why would you still want to run IE 5?
Because some websites don't load/function properly in Safari. In situations like that it makes sense to test if/how that website does in other browsers, in order to determine whether it's a browser problem or a website problem. IE5 was the (last) Mac browser from the big gorilla in browser/software land: M$. So, it makes sense to test that browser first.
If the website does run properly in IEfM, while W3C's validation test
reports errors and inconsistencies, then it is clear the website was built according to proprietary M$ 'rules' instead of according to W3C protocols. And that explains neatly why that website doesn't work properly in Safari, because Safari assumes W3C protocols are followed (that is the function of protocols). So the cause is then not a technical shortcoming in Safari, but applied monopolistic marketing pressure of M$!
Be aware, though, that most Mac browsers 'allow' to a certain extent give in is a more appropriate term for M$ browser rules' idiosyncrasies. Deference to the big gorilla.
But that's all water under the bridge now. I've already uninstalled IEfM 5.2. Moving on.