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IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles policy

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:43 am
by Ishimaru Chiaki
Hello,

Tonight I saw this article while googling about IE6's market share :
http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/intern ... s-under-5/
*Final Fantasy victory fanfare starts playing*

As I'm about to update my phpBB styles for 3.0.12, I'm wondering if we can FINALLY drop IE6 support in our styles, considering that Windows XP's EOL is coming within 6 monts ? By support, I don't only mean by the use of * html CSS hack, but also the use of PNG transparency fix scripts (ex: the DD_BelatedPNG script I use in my phpBB3 styles).

So, I'm asking the Styles Team : Must we still support that old geezer or are we free to not support it at all ?

Thanks in advance.

Ishimaru

Re: IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles poli

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:30 pm
by Arty
We dropped it long time ago. I haven't been checking styles for compatibility with IE7 as well.

Forgot to update policy :)

Re: IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles poli

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:38 pm
by Raimon
First of all thanks for the question related to our Styles Policy.
Our new Style policy is still in the works, a few things need to be sorted out and then we going to roll it out.
As per Arty we don't check it on IE6 or 7, the amount of users that are using IE6 is not that big.
So yes we dropping the support of IE6 and some other things to make things easier for Style authors.
So if you got anymore feedback feel free to contact me or send me a e-mail we are always in for a discussion related to that.

Re: IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles poli

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:56 am
by lord.nitos
More and more, pages don't support IE6 or IE7. So... this is a time for long die IE ? :twisted:

Re: IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles poli

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:59 am
by Prosk8er
lord.nitos wrote:this is a time for long die IE ? :twisted:
nope theres still IE8 IE9 IE10 and soon IE11

Re: IE6 finally drops under 5% of market share + Styles poli

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:10 am
by lord.nitos
Everybody says, Microsoft make new IE's but Nobody says, It's still bugged :P