On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Russell N. Nelson - rnnelson
Remember Rule #1: You can't solve social problems
using technical means. The social problem is that people keep using IE6. The technical
means are to protect them by pandering to IE6 security lapses. The social solution is to
tell people "FFS, STOP USING IE^111".
For all the reasons Brion gave below, I support the idea of checking to see if the
browser is IE6, and if it is, then give them a header that says "We can no longer
provide you with a secure browsing experience because you are using Internet Explorer
6" followed by a dump of the raw wikitext with any angle brackets replaced by
< and >.
Could be cool, except we have caching proxies (Squid for api.php,
Varnish for load.php) between us and the IE users, and I'm not sure we
can tell them to only not cache requests for IE6.
Roan Kattouw (Catrope)