Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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Why not just patch it out of existence?
by alkonaut on Fri 14th Aug 2009 12:28 UTC
alkonaut
Member since:
2009-08-06

Can't microsoft just release a critical update for IE6 that simply makes it identical to IE7/8, while keeping the name "IE6" in case some long term support deal could be problematic?

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Can't microsoft just release a critical update for IE6 that simply makes it identical to IE7/8, while keeping the name "IE6" in case some long term support deal could be problematic?


Doing that destroys the very reason many corporate environments still use IE 6 -- it renders their intranet sites/applications correctly.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"it renders their intranet sites/applications correctly."

Maybe it's time for someone to update those intranets, because IE6 won't be supported forever.

Although it seems it will be for a very long time, it does cost you money in other ways and blocks options. Like ability to upgrade windows, new intranet-sites need to be made to work with IE6, etc.

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