2 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2012 12:13 PM by BeatriceBeaubien

    Using Internet explorer 6 and 7 with Filemaker 12 server through IWP

    Boutsy

      Hello,

       

      I have a file made with filemaker advanced 11, hosted on Windows Server 2003 with Filemaker Server advanced 10.

      I host this file with IWP. Some of my users use Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and everything works fine.

      I've bought filemaker Server Advanced 12 and want to host the same files. In th system requirements I read that the minimum requirement for The internet explorer Browser is version 8 (XP) and 9 (Vista and 7).Since many of my users are working on computers in hospitals they are not able to update their browser in the near future.

      My question : If I don't change anything at the files I hosted before on FMSA 10 that is typical for FMPA12, will my users still be able to use Internet Explorer 6 and 7 when I host these files on FMSA 12?

       

      Thank you in advance,

       

      Marc

        • 1. Re: Using Internet explorer 6 and 7 with Filemaker 12 server through IWP
          steve.winter

          Hi Marc

           

          My understanding is that little (if anything) has actually changed in the delivery of IWP from 11 - 12 - most notably IWP doesn't support themes…

           

          The only way to know for sure is to try it - since you've already bought FMS 12, set it up, take a copy of your file, convert that to 12, put it on the server, and try it in IE 6, if that's successful (which I expect that it will be) then carry on and convert...

           

          Cheers

          Steve

          • 2. Re: Using Internet explorer 6 and 7 with Filemaker 12 server through IWP
            BeatriceBeaubien

            Hi Marc,

             

            Please download

            <http://www.filemaker.com/support/product/docs/12/fmp/fm12_instant_web_publish_en.pdf>

             

            I haven't tested it, but in that document you will find the supported browsers listed.

             

            It states

            Requirements for accessing FileMaker databases on the web

            To work with a published FileMaker Pro database, web users need:

            •     a web browser that has JavaScript enabled: Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Safari 5, Firefox.

            •     access to the internet or an intranet.

            •     the Internet Protocol (IP) address or domain name of the computer that hosts your database file.

            Notes

            •     These requirements may differ from those of the FileMaker product that hosts the database.

            •     Instant Web Publishing is not supported from iOS browsers on iPads, iPhones, or iPods.

            •     Instant Web Publishing is not supported from runtime solutions or Kiosk solutions because runtimes cannot be shared over a network.

             

            Hope this helps.

             

            Beatrice Beaubien, PhD

            i2eye, Toronto, Canada

             

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