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]: So...
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
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Most of the hacks ARE CSS-related. All the JavaScript related "hacks" are either to supplement IE's CSS support (example: Dean Edward's ie7-js) or simply for making AJAX (a useless technology) easier (like jQuery).

Or PeterNeds HoverAnywhere (aka csshover.htc) - exactly my point.

Dean's IE7-JS is an excellent examples of developers who don't know enough HTML, CSS or just being lazy diving for javascript to solve issues that either aren't really issues - or stem entirely from their own ineptitude as developers.

Jquery - now there's a steaming pile of crap that does NOTHING but make pages needlessly larger. I've been getting really annoyed at how lately people seem to be throwing it at EVERY problem - right down to minor stuff that could be handled by a single class.

AJAX on the other hand is a useful technology in a number of cases - posting on a forum or inline-edit is a really nice use of using AJAX to enhance functionality without replacing it. The only time it becomes a problem is when it's thrown at EVERYTHING.

As a recently departed friend of mine used to say AJAX is being used as the new framesets - and that's not a compliment given what a complete accessibility /FAIL/ frames are.

Even funnier when it's sold to people who know nothing of HTML as a way to save bandwidth, since adding 200k of CSS to 50 to 100k of markup is a way to save bandwidth when there's less than 5k of content on the page... NOT.

Edited 2010-02-26 03:46 UTC

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