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Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

As a (sometimes) web developer I hate IE for making me have to write
special code to make my websites work in IE. I've been testing against
IE 8 since they released the beta versions. So far I've not had to
write any special code to make my existing sites work in it. While it
may not be politically or morally correct to try and force current IE
users to upgrade to version 8 I'm kind of thinking we should.

Of course the best method for doing this isn't to block access to the
website, but simply give a warning that the site isn't tested against
browsers prior to version 8 and it may not function properly. Of course
one should also give links to the major alternatives as well.

Viva La Revolucion!!
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

Matthew wrote:

> Of course the best method for doing this isn't to block access to the
> website, but simply give a warning that the site isn't tested against
> browsers prior to version 8 and it may not function properly. Of course
> one should also give links to the major alternatives as well.
>
> Viva La Revolucion!!


You'll still have to deal with the Win 2k users 🙂
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

Patrick Farrell wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
>
>> Of course the best method for doing this isn't to block access to the
>> website, but simply give a warning that the site isn't tested against
>> browsers prior to version 8 and it may not function properly. Of
>> course one should also give links to the major alternatives as well.
>>
>> Viva La Revolucion!!

>
> You'll still have to deal with the Win 2k users 🙂


Firefox, Safari, Opera, upgrade to a newer OS, try out Linux, etc.

One of the things I find amusing is that software developers can force
people to use a specific OS and/or a specific version of a OS. People
may grumble, but its generally accepted. Try to get people to upgrade to
a better browser or what not and you get a revolt.

I think it's time though for a revolt. Revolt against Million Years Old
browsers. Bring on the Web 3.0. 😛
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

Matthew <"system[spam]tyrant"@gmail[dot].com> wrote in news:22pFl.2396
$s8.2164@kovat.provo.novell.com:


> I think it's time though for a revolt. Revolt against Million Years Old
> browsers. Bring on the Web 3.0. 😛
>


NCSA Mosaic not good enough for you? ps. I really do not miss manual MIME
types.

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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:58:23 +0000, Dave Taylor wrote:

> NCSA Mosaic not good enough for you? ps. I really do not miss manual
> MIME types.


Mosaic oughtta be enough for anyone.

ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Mosaic/

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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

> One of the things I find amusing is that software developers can force
> people to use a specific OS and/or a specific version of a OS. People
> may grumble, but its generally accepted. Try to get people to upgrade to
> a better browser or what not and you get a revolt.


Let's not forget also that MS forces some users to use IE6 since they
don't backport their browsers. I can run the latest and greatest Firefox
on W2k, but not IE. Again it is MS causing the problem.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

GofBorg wrote:
>> One of the things I find amusing is that software developers can force
>> people to use a specific OS and/or a specific version of a OS. People
>> may grumble, but its generally accepted. Try to get people to upgrade to
>> a better browser or what not and you get a revolt.

>
> Let's not forget also that MS forces some users to use IE6 since they
> don't backport their browsers. I can run the latest and greatest Firefox
> on W2k, but not IE. Again it is MS causing the problem.


MS isn't forcing people to use Windows 2000. As a matter of fact they'd
like to force them to upgrade to Vista/2008. It's not even their fault
that websites require IE. What is their fault is the crappy way they
built their software over the years.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

Matthew wrote:
> GofBorg wrote:
>>> One of the things I find amusing is that software developers can force
>>> people to use a specific OS and/or a specific version of a OS. People
>>> may grumble, but its generally accepted. Try to get people to upgrade to
>>> a better browser or what not and you get a revolt.

>>
>> Let's not forget also that MS forces some users to use IE6 since they
>> don't backport their browsers. I can run the latest and greatest Firefox
>> on W2k, but not IE. Again it is MS causing the problem.

>
> MS isn't forcing people to use Windows 2000. As a matter of fact they'd
> like to force them to upgrade to Vista/2008. It's not even their fault
> that websites require IE. What is their fault is the crappy way they
> built their software over the years.



I have to admit, Windows 2000 was the bomb, well at least as far as
windows is concerned.

Ted Novak
TRA#5512
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

> MS isn't forcing people to use Windows 2000.
That's not what I said, what I said was in effect they are forcing w2k users
to use IE6 because that is the last version available for it. So in effect
what they have done is given away 10% of their market instantly to Firefox
(at last check there were still 10% of MS users on W2k.

That's why I think Firefox got a nice little bump when they dissed W2k with
IE7.

Yes they would like W2k users to move to XP or now Vista. To be honest I
can't say I've missed anything other than added upgrade and licensing
costs..oh and activation and WGA...w00t! Still using W2k around here.

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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

GofBorg wrote:

> Yes they would like W2k users to move to XP or now Vista. To be honest I
> can't say I've missed anything other than added upgrade and licensing
> costs..oh and activation and WGA...w00t! Still using W2k around here.
>


I don't think they would like them to move to XP...
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

Most people I know still using Win2k say basically the same thing. No
real reason to upgrade and WGA isn't making newer version of Windows any
more appealing to them.

On the plus side I know at least one person who switch over to
(openSuse) Linux when Microsoft rolled out product activation and wga.
As far as I know they haven't looked back either.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Death to IE 6 (and maybe even 7)

>
> I don't think they would like them to move to XP...


Probably not, but if they're pushing it on netbooks it's a viable move.

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