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 emilsedgh on Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC in reply to "I like IE6, really"
emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

IE6 is reliable and good enough for 95% of the web.


Dude, dont you get it? That 95% of the web supports IE because it has to. If IE goes away, that 95% of web will be able to use much better technologies and the whole web experience will be improved.

Edited 2010-02-25 22:18 UTC

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RE[2]: I like IE6, really
by google_ninja on Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE: I like IE6, really"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

This is my philosophy when it comes to browser support

If it is a personal project I am doing for fun, I have no problems using things that only webkit supports.

If it is a personal project I intend for greater consumption, I'll add in anything firefox supports.

If it is for a client, I will add in IE7 and Opera, and will make sure the site is usable in IE6, but will not fix rendering errors.

If the client requires IE6 support, I usually explain why that is a pain. If it is still required, I tend to double any estimate to give myself breathing room, and will point out again that they will probably be paying more.

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RE[2]: I like IE6, really
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 03:54 in reply to "RE: I like IE6, really"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

If IE goes away, that 95% of web will be able to use much better technologies and the whole web experience will be improved.

Things that 99% of internet users don't know enough about and don't care enough about to give a rats ass about.

Since the only web experience that will be better is that of lazy developers who can't seem to spend the extra time to learn to use any of their technologies properly.

Hell, ever notice half the 'tards bitching about IE still use tables for layout, spacer GIF's, clearing div's or even worse that stupid 'clearfix' nonsense, don't use valid markup making their HTML complete gibberish, don't use headings in a proper order if at all, have never heard of TH, CAPTION, LEGEND, FIELDSET - hell most of the time you are lucky if they use LABEL... Code to content ratios in excess of 10:1, don't practice semantic markup or separation of presentation from content, and have never even HEARD of things like graceful degradation?

Oh wait, that's probably all stuff that non-developers could give a rats ass about too! It's just sad when most developers cannot even bother to understand those, yet have the unmitigated gall to badmouth one browser version.

Admittedly, IE6 is a pain in the ass - but supporting it isn't THAT hard.

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RE[3]: I like IE6, really
by emilsedgh on Fri 26th Feb 2010 06:46 in reply to "RE[2]: I like IE6, really"
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

I dont give a damn about these little issues. Im talking about supporting svg, text shadows, rounded borders, all new css3 stuff which i CANNOT use.

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