Does Microsoft still provide updates for Explorer 6 - I stopped using it a while ago and now Microsoft seem to push down the latest versions of their browser automatically when you use their newer Operating Systems. A lot of people with older computers will still be running IE6.
Will this affect you? I don't personally use Google Docs.
Msg#: 4070849 posted 8:31 pm on Feb 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Agree with UserFriendly (somewhat ironically named in this instance); why bother developing for it?
While I agree that corporate adoption is the major factor, I think that some of the blame rests squarely on our (the designers and developers) shoulders. If we just stopped supporting it, stopped designing sites to function in it at all, those that use IE6 would be forced eventually to move to a more current version, or a completely different browser.
You can say that it would break the web, but I think a lot of people would say it's already broken, and the brick that broke it is IE6. How much longer do we want that brick laying around, waiting to be misused?
Msg#: 4070849 posted 9:31 pm on Feb 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
From hence forth I'm not doing any new IE6 specific code fixes to make things work on my sites. What has been done to support IE6 in the past will stay in place for now. My goal is to remove my fix for IE6 tweaks within a year if they add to code bloat or impede functionality for others.
If we all join together on this we can kill off IE6. Remember this is what it took to finally kill off Netscape 4.7.
Msg#: 4070849 posted 9:45 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Pixel_Ink: Beware of those stats, many of the scapers etc, that I've identified recently show an IE6 (often on Win98) User Agent id string.
However some companies have other issues with upgrading. My partner is a accountant, and has had to undo an IE version upgrade as the corporate online banking software, supplied by the company's bank, would only run on specific versions of IE and on nothing else.