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[2]: I like IE6, really
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I like IE6, really"
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If IE goes away, that 95% of web will be able to use much better technologies and the whole web experience will be improved.

Things that 99% of internet users don't know enough about and don't care enough about to give a rats ass about.

Since the only web experience that will be better is that of lazy developers who can't seem to spend the extra time to learn to use any of their technologies properly.

Hell, ever notice half the 'tards bitching about IE still use tables for layout, spacer GIF's, clearing div's or even worse that stupid 'clearfix' nonsense, don't use valid markup making their HTML complete gibberish, don't use headings in a proper order if at all, have never heard of TH, CAPTION, LEGEND, FIELDSET - hell most of the time you are lucky if they use LABEL... Code to content ratios in excess of 10:1, don't practice semantic markup or separation of presentation from content, and have never even HEARD of things like graceful degradation?

Oh wait, that's probably all stuff that non-developers could give a rats ass about too! It's just sad when most developers cannot even bother to understand those, yet have the unmitigated gall to badmouth one browser version.

Admittedly, IE6 is a pain in the ass - but supporting it isn't THAT hard.

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