Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:03 UTC
Internet Explorer France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer to protect security. Certa, a government agency that oversees cyber threats, warned against using all versions of the web browser.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by WorknMan on Mon 18th Jan 2010 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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If you wrote a standards compliant application and tested it with multiple browsers, then it would run on any browser today and people wouldn't be locked to IE6.

Well, it's easy to say that now, when you have technologies like AJAX and Flash to play with. But what other options besides ActiveX were there in the mid-to-late 90's when a lot of this stuff was built? If you needed something like a treeview control with right-click functionality, there just weren't a whole lot of other options back then. Even Mosaic didn't exist yet, and Netscape was playing the same game as MS. (Anybody remember the LAYER tag?)

Now it's pretty much a given that those who coded to IE6 are going to have to update their sites sooner or later, but that's just the way it goes.

Edited 2010-01-18 21:49 UTC

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