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: I like IE6, really
by Delgarde on Thu 25th Feb 2010 20:25 UTC in reply to "I like IE6, really"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

Would we be happy to celebrate the day the web stops supporting text mode browsers? In my old-fart view, the web is about content and hypertext not flashy shiny bling.


You're right - content is important. And good luck watching YouTube videos or looking at photos on Picasa or Flickr in your text-mode browser. Times change, there's more to the web than text these days.

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RE[2]: I like IE6, really
by Luke8844 on Thu 25th Feb 2010 20:36 in reply to "RE: I like IE6, really"
Luke8844 Member since:
2010-02-25

"Would we be happy to celebrate the day the web stops supporting text mode browsers? In my old-fart view, the web is about content and hypertext not flashy shiny bling.


You're right - content is important. And good luck watching YouTube videos or looking at photos on Picasa or Flickr in your text-mode browser. Times change, there's more to the web than text these days.
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FLickr works OK - IE6 is fine with JPGs. Point taken about flash video, but Flash is a resource hog and overused anyway.

I'm not visually impaired, but we need to make sure our websites are accessible to those that are. Graceful degradation is the way forward, and it generally works.

Reports of IE6 demise are greatly exagerated ;-)

Edit: Picassa is fine too.

Edited 2010-02-25 20:40 UTC

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RE[3]: I like IE6, really
by Delgarde on Thu 25th Feb 2010 21:04 in reply to "RE[2]: I like IE6, really"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

FLickr works OK - IE6 is fine with JPGs. Point taken about flash video, but Flash is a resource hog and overused anyway.


Right, but you were the one who raised the subject of text-mode browsers, something virtually useless on the internet today (if still occasionally useful for reading HTML-formatted log/report files over an SSH connection).

As to IE6, you're right that it's adequate for basic content. But only adequate, and that barely. Try to do fancy layouts, to make the content look nicer? That's a struggle. Try to make a more interactive page, to make things like navigation a bit more usable? Again, a struggle. These days, it's share is small enough that it's just not worth the huge extra effort to support it.

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