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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by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 01:43 UTC
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Some jackasses who can't be bothered to put that extra 5% of effort into coding their pages in a deployable manner up and decide they're going to hold a funeral for IE - despite the fact it's still around 20% of web users many of whom have it forced upon them by their work - or who aren't the total technogeeks who constantly run updates.

Naturally this is newsworthy - NOT.

I swear, it's like people want to return us to 1998 with the "Best viewed in Netscape" vs. "Best viewed in IE" crap... Times best forgotten.

Yes, it sucks to still support it, but when it still provides more traffic than Safari, Opera, and Chrome provided, get off your lazy ass and support it!

There's a reason it's called work, and not happy happy fun-time.

Haslayout triggers, Zoomfix, inline-fix for margin-doubling, expressions for missing CSS 2.1 elements - END OF STORY. Maybe six to ten lines of CSS and you're DONE. No conditional comments needed, no agonizing over layout oddities, and MOST of it is still needed to work right in IE7 and even IE8...

All it can be explained as is laziness and ineptitude on the part of developers who have this attitude.

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