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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Lazy developers
by larwilliams2 on Fri 26th Feb 2010 01:42 UTC
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Any web developer who cannot design a site to be well-formed and clean, and then use conditional comments to get IE6 to deal with it, is incompetent.

Most of the IE6 glitches are either due to the fact that it implemented the W3C box model too early (and some details of it changed after IE6 was released), or with margins and positioning that can be fixed by triggering hasLayout using "zoom:1;" on the effected element.

Another problem that causing rendering issues in IE6 is simply having a bad DTD or xml declaration (XML declarations should ALWAYS be omitted) at the top of a document, putting it in Quirks mode instead of Standards mode.

I design sites every week using all sorts of CSS and HTML features, and IE6 is rarely a problem.

It's only a problem if the developer doesn't know what they are doing ;)

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