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[3]: So...
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
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Most of the hacks ARE CSS-related. All the JavaScript related "hacks" are either to supplement IE's CSS support (example: Dean Edward's ie7-js) or simply for making AJAX (a useless technology) easier (like jQuery).

Or PeterNeds HoverAnywhere (aka csshover.htc) - exactly my point.

Dean's IE7-JS is an excellent examples of developers who don't know enough HTML, CSS or just being lazy diving for javascript to solve issues that either aren't really issues - or stem entirely from their own ineptitude as developers.

Jquery - now there's a steaming pile of crap that does NOTHING but make pages needlessly larger. I've been getting really annoyed at how lately people seem to be throwing it at EVERY problem - right down to minor stuff that could be handled by a single class.

AJAX on the other hand is a useful technology in a number of cases - posting on a forum or inline-edit is a really nice use of using AJAX to enhance functionality without replacing it. The only time it becomes a problem is when it's thrown at EVERYTHING.

As a recently departed friend of mine used to say AJAX is being used as the new framesets - and that's not a compliment given what a complete accessibility /FAIL/ frames are.

Even funnier when it's sold to people who know nothing of HTML as a way to save bandwidth, since adding 200k of CSS to 50 to 100k of markup is a way to save bandwidth when there's less than 5k of content on the page... NOT.

Edited 2010-02-26 03:46 UTC

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RE[4]: So...
by deathshadow on Fri 26th Feb 2010 06:08 in reply to "RE[3]: So..."
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Oops, past edit limit. Typo - should say 200k of javascript, not CSS.

See Hotmail, which now uses AJAX for nothing JUST to make it work like crap cross browser, crap in any browser, be slow, quirky, and break normal forward/back navigation...

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