Linked by David Adams on Thu 5th Aug 2010 19:45 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer The British government has rejected a call to dump Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), saying that it is saving taxpayers' money by staying with the nine-year-old browser.
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RE[2]: Doesn't make sense
by Laurence on Fri 6th Aug 2010 08:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Doesn't make sense"
Laurence
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That doesn't quite make sense either. The main pain of updating isn't the actual upgrade, thats easy enough though it can be time consuming.The real pain is updating all the third party and intranet software that they have built around ie6. That is probably a lot of software that is probably poorly documented and made by people that may no longer work at there. Upgrading all that will take a lot of work, but if they do it right and base it on standards rather than browser quirks they won't be stuck with any single browser like ie6 again.


But that shouldn't be an issue either as IE8 has a compatibility mode.

I work in local government but am lucky enough to have administration rights and I can safely say that both IE7 and IE8 run all of our Internet Explorer-specific sites with ease. So I'm a little worried about just how shoddily built the other clouds are that aren't expected to work with IE8's compatibility mode.

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