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 nt_jerkface on Mon 1st Mar 2010 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
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So your response is....YouDon'tNeedThat(tm)

What about all the problems IE6 has had with updatepanel? What would you tell companies in that case? You don't need partial page updates? You don't need ASP AJAX?

Oh and I could list dozens of IE6 / ASP AJAX conflicts if you would like. All kinds of random crap that happens from pushing IE6 farther then it was ever intended to.

If you had spent a significant amount of dealing with IE6 issues you wouldn't be so defensive of supporting it. Yes some jobs require supporting it. That doesn't change the fact that it significantly reduces web development productivity and encourages legacy design as a way of avoiding conflicts.

You seem to be a very vocal supporter of wasted productivity. Perhaps a position with the government might suit you better than web development.

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