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Reducing IE 6 Support

>It’s well known that IE 6 is causing a lot of grief for Web Developers. Recently, Digg announced they will reduce support for IE 6.

Now, Youtube is also announcing they are reducing IE 6 support. They are actively advising IE 6 users to upgrade to either IE 8, Google Chrome (of course) or Firefox 3.5.

See this image:

In my opinion, this is an excellent development. End users as well as system admins should be pushed to migrate to more standards-compliant browsers. I realize this will have a significant impact on some companies, especially with IE6-specific intranet sites.

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Posted by on 15 July 2009 in ie, ie6, msie, msie6, standards, web standards, youtube

 

Browser News Updates

>Some recent browser news updates:

Another thing worth noting: Peter-Paul Koch is currently testing mobile browser compatiblity, paid by Vodafone.

 

>Firefox 3.0 released – and other browser news

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Today (June 18), Mozilla Firefox 3.0 has officially been released. YSlow (a web page performance analysis extension for Firefox, by Yahoo) has been updated to 0.9.5 beta 2, just in time to support Firefox 3.

Some other browser news:

  • Opera 9.5 has been released;
  • the Firefox 3.1 features have been defined, see the MozillaWiki and the article on MozillaLink; a first alpha release is target for mid July;
  • Microsoft announced that the 2nd beta of IE 8 is scheduled for August 2008;
  • Apple has provided an early build of Safari 4 on the Apple Developer Connection, apparently with their new JavaScript engine SquirrelFish integrated;
  • the GrApple theme (that makes Firefox look like a native Mac app) has been updated for Firefox 3.
 

>Microsoft wants to break up HTML 5

>In an interview with SDTimes, Chris Wilson, MSIE platform architect Chris Wilson proposed that HTML 5 be split into several substandards.

Sounds like a reasonable and interesting proposal, but even better is to see that Microsoft appears to join the HTML 5 bandwagon. Although reviews on MSIE 8 beta 1 have not been very positive, the overall impression is that web standards support from Redmond is improving.

 
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Posted by on 25 April 2008 in html, html5, ie, ie8, microsoft, ms, msie, msie8

 

>CSS improvements planned for MSIE 8.0 (final)

>On the Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, a new article appeared today, titled “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers – Standards Highlights Part 2“. This article points to a document about the various IE versions and CSS compatibility:

From the document, it becomes clear that while IE 8 beta 1 already improves CSS compatibility compared to IE 7, there are still some improvements planned before the IE 8 final release:

So there’s still something to look forward to…

I wonder how much of this will affect the IE 8 score on the Acid 3 test, but I don’t expect them to beat WebKit anytime soon (who just achieved 100/100).

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in browsers, css, ie, ie8, msie, msie8, standards

 

>MSIE 8 default is standards compliance

>This is great news! Microsoft is announcing they changed their standards compliance policy for Internet Explorer 8. It will now default to the new IE8 rendering engine, offering the best standards compliance so far.

This is great news to the Web, to both users and developers.

 
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Posted by on 4 March 2008 in html, ie, ie8, internet explorer, msie, msie8, standards, web