Sent by david on 26 April 2007 22:10
Holly Bergevin wrote:
> From: Dave M G [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
>> IE6 is dead to me now.
If you mean that in the sense that IE6 won't be getting any more bug
fixes to address CSS-related problems, that's fine.
> While this is certainly your, and your clients choice not to support
> IE6, it seems a little shortsighted. I'd to point out just a couple
> of things.
> First, there are undoubtedly many, many people who _cannot_ run IE7
> on their computer, because their OS does not support it, and they are
> unable or unwilling to upgrade their computer. These same people
> could indeed use a different browser, but why should they?
For some recent statistics:
For the first three months of 2007, IE6 use is running more than twice
that of IE7.
I've worked in large corporations, and many have still locked their
users onto IE6 because they run internal web-based applications that
don't function properly in IE7 (for whatever reason). And their users
cannot just upgrade to IE7, the systems are too locked down for that.
> error, so before I (who cannot run IE7) can get to your page, I have
> to click off an error message. Doesn't make me feel very confident
> about what else I am going to encounter in your pages.
> IE6 is still supported, by many, many practical people, designers and
> developers and clients as well. The fact that you and your client
> have chosen not to support it should be indicated, with a wording
> change in the alert, to the effect that YOU do no choose to support
> IE6, not that it is unsupported.
> Finally, I would rethink leaving potetentially offensive descriptions
> in the comments of your source. You have no idea why people have
> chosen not to use IE7, and someone, like me, might be offended to
> find out that you think my "browser sucks."
It's also quite unprofessional, IMHO.
authenticity, honesty, community
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