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Monday, February 23, 2009

Help getting IE6 off the web

IE6 has been with us for some time now and for a good part of that time it's been a real pain to develop for. It was made in simpler (more naive?) times before good CSS support was a sensible requirement for a web browser.

The problem most web developers now face is how to encourage everyone to upgrade to a more standards compliant browser.

Vincent HasselgÄrd posted some code to encourage IE6 users to upgrade their browsers. See Give IE6 users the message to upgrade or change

Will putting this code on developer focused sites help? Probably not. I'd be surprised to find a developer using IE6 by choice. Still, any step I can take in removing IE6 from the web is a step in the right direction.

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