Once HTML5 becomes the norm for the internet, pretty sure IE6 will finally die. I still can’t believe people use it though.
drudge May 3rd, 2011 at 4:53 am
@dart: People still use IE6 because their corporate intranet-only “webapps” were designed to run with IE6 in mind, and it’s “too costly” to update them to function in modern browsers.
And, not surprisingly, they’re usually locked-in to some old Microsoft product that they can’t upgrade from without reworking the entire database, or some other silly thing like that.
Chibby May 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 am
@drudge true as it might be, this only goes for (some) companies. This does not mean that the employees of such companies can’t upgrade at home; It’s Microsoft that prevents that by not allowing less-that-legla versions of their OS’ to upgrade the browser. Also, it’s not a reason to support IE6. Not anymore.
bradbury May 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 am
@chibby: obviously, you don’t have to earn money by building web sites. as happy as we all were, would such stone-age customers not exist, the still do. and their money does feed us as much as that of the early adopters. so, sorry, there still are reasons to support ie6., at least in the industry.