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[3]: I like IE6, really
by google_ninja on Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I like IE6, really"
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That is truly ironic.


Why?

We are talking about a buggy platform implementation. If you are integrating services over a network, you probably deal with boatloads of xml. Imagine you are serializing some sort of message, and can pass it fine to any of a half dozen services without any problem, except for one. It has a buggy xml parser, and not only requires a different serialization process, but figuring out kludges to get it to accept the data you need it to accept is largely a matter of trial and error, and tends to take most of the time required when making even simple changes to your model.

Wouldn't you be very, very happy if you came into work one day, and found out your company was upgrading that system to a newer version that didn't have those problems anymore?

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