Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:18 UTC
Humor BBC News reports "Mark your diaries for 4 March because in Denver the funeral arrangements are well underway for the planned passing that day of Internet Explorer 6". There's a phobia of being buried alive but I think in this case, it's the living that are all too quick to be shoveling the dirt over as IE6 doesn't officially die until 2014 when Microsoft pull the life-support.
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RE: I like IE6, really
by google_ninja on Thu 25th Feb 2010 21:32 UTC in reply to "I like IE6, really"
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but I keep Firefox for when a website has been badly designed to force me to use something more recent.

That is actually the problem -- to get a website to display correctly in other browsers, you have to do it right. To get it to display in IE, you need to do it wrong. But it can't be wrong for everything, so that means you have to write scripts and css that will manipulate the site to become wrong, but isolate those hacks in specific ways that are actually invalid (so that other browsers just ignore them), but in ways that IE interprets fine.

Whatever happened to "This site works with any browser"? Would we be happy to celebrate the day the web stops supporting text mode browsers? In my old-fart view, the web is about content and hypertext not flashy shiny bling.

The people celebrating are us web developers, for the reasons I outlined above. Being able to say "This site works in any browser" gets WAY easier and cleaner when that phrase does not include IE6.

Edited 2010-02-25 21:34 UTC

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