Saturday, August 29, 2009

IE6

Notice anything suddenly mysteriously different when using Internet Explorer 6? There's a reason for that!

Although Microsoft says it WILL continue to support Internet Explorer 6, other forces on the web are apparently conspiring to doom the venerable browser... Microsoft: "dropping support for IE6 is not an option" IE6 is a particular thorn in Web developers' sides; although its standards support is woefully inadequate, it is used by nearly 29% of all websurfers.

Microsoft's biggest enemies: Windows XP and IE 6

This morning I had to break into a posted article to add the following message:
29.AUG.09 - IE6 USERS TAKE NOTE - you may experience a problem linking to Michelle Malkin's blog from this post. http://michellemalkin.com is her URL from which you can find any article, so you may need to type that into your browser. I have read that support for IE6 is being abandoned by many services and platforms. I ran a diagnostic after noticing problems with the posted article when going through IE6 and found code that is malicious, but only toward IE6. It seems to have been written specifically to discourage users of IE6 by making links undecipherable ONLY TO that particular strain of browsers. Sorry for any inconvenience.
It seems that Internet Explorer 6 is on some sort of "death list," targeted for elimination, much as the General Motors EV1 electric car was recalled and crushed so GM could build $40,000 Hummers instead of a $12,000 electric vehicle, an unwise move that led to the automaker's collapse.

Web browsers battle to convert IE6 users

IE6 OFFENDERS: Report Companies Still Using Internet Explorer 6

OneRiot.com - Internet Collectivly Hates Internet Explorer

Target IE6 and IE7 with only 1 extra character in your CSS

GeekPicks: Alternative Browsers That Are Not IE6

Like it or not, the end of IE6 is apparently here!

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