IE6 support for styles to be dropped soon ?

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IE6 support for styles to be dropped soon ?

Post by Ishimaru Chiaki »

Hello,

Following the recent news reporting that Microsoft will force Windows users to upgrade their Internet Explorer to the latest version, resulting in an expected sharper decrease of old versions.

Will we soon have the choice to drop IE6 support (ex: PNG fixes, CSS hacks) in our styles that are destined to be sent here ?

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Hey,

This topic is in our "To-Talk-List" for our next team meeting, in the middle of this month. You will be of course informed if we change our minds concerning the IE6 support for styles. ;)

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FYI, the development team is no longer fixing IE6 bugs in the core styles. (We will still accept patches with fixes if they don't break anything.)
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Oleg wrote:FYI, the development team is no longer fixing IE6 bugs in the core styles. (We will still accept patches with fixes if they don't break anything.)
In my humble opinion this other patch stick with IE6 :)
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It was decided in this thread on Area51 that IE6 would no longer support it.

As far as I have seen, IE6 is only really being used by business who can't afford to update (eg they have legacy software that would be too expensive to update). One such business is the NHS in the UK, who still use IE6 on most of their machines.
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Callum95 wrote:It was decided in this thread on Area51 that IE6 would no longer support it.

As far as I have seen, IE6 is only really being used by business who can't afford to update (eg they have legacy software that would be too expensive to update). One such business is the NHS in the UK, who still use IE6 on most of their machines.
Completely agree with this decision :)
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Maël Soucaze wrote:Hey,

This topic is in our "To-Talk-List" for our next team meeting, in the middle of this month. You will be of course informed if we change our minds concerning the IE6 support for styles. ;)

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I'd vote for stopping support for IE7 as well, because it's already 2 versions behind.

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Derky wrote:I'd vote for stopping support for IE7 as well, because it's already 2 versions behind.
It would be nice to see the range of users still use it.
I believe that many users still have a pc in IE7 ;)
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So if we stop support, they will update. :)

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but that is up to each one, if someone wants to or not to upgrade. :)
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nextgen wrote:but that is up to each one, if someone wants to or not to upgrade. :)
Yes, but they have only themselves to blame when software stops supporting ancient browsers.
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Callum95 wrote:
nextgen wrote:but that is up to each one, if someone wants to or not to upgrade. :)
Yes, but they have only themselves to blame when software stops supporting ancient browsers.
I agree. I can see being one version behind if you don't like the newer version but the time comes when you need to upgrade regardless, or switch to another choice completely.

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