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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

 

>Use HTML 4 instead of XHTML

>Here are some simple reasons for using HTML 4.01 with a strict doctype instead of using XHTML:

 

>PensioenPage supports Firefox 3.0

>As one of the first companies, we at PensioenPage are proud to announce we have confirmed compatibility with Firefox 3.0, mere hours after it’s release. Since we adhere to a standards-based approach, compatiblity is mostly out-of-the-box.

 

>Quirksmode.org getting updated for latest browsers

>It seems that after a long time of relative quiteness, PPK is updating his site quirksmode.org again, to describe the features and quirks of the current browser incarnations IE 5.5–8b1, Opera 9.5b, Safari 3.1, Konqueror 3.5 and Firefox 2/3b5. Keep up the good work, Peter Paul!

Have a look at his blog:

 
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Posted by on 11 April 2008 in browser, browsers, ppk, standards, web

 

>HTML and DOM Standards Compliance in IE8 Beta 1

>The Internet Explorer blog added a new and interesting article on the standards compliance improvements in MSIE 8 beta 1:

It not only elaborates on the changes in beta 1, but also notes what is planned for beta 2 and -more importantly- what is and what is not planned to be fixed in the IE 8 final release.

Note that there’s a reference to our very own (Dutch) PPK, of quirksmode.org and fronteers.nl fame.

 
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Posted by on 11 April 2008 in msie, msie8, standards

 

>WebKit passes Acid3 test

>Wow, they did it! While my Firefox 3 beta 4 (on Mac OS X 10.4) gets no more than 68 points (out of 100), the WebKit team managed to make their browser engine pass the Acid3 test:

Now they ‘just’ need to do some profiling to make sure the test is passed quickly and the animation is smooth…

They sure deserve some credit for this!

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in acid3, browsers, compatibility, standards, webkit

 

>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