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
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 >.
From: wikitech-l-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org [wikitech-l-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org] on
behalf of Brion Vibber [brion(a)pobox.com]
For 1) I'm honestly a bit willing to sacrifice a few IE 6 users at this
point; the vendor's dropped support, shipped three major versions, and is
actively campaigning to get the remaining users to upgrade. :) But I get
protecting, so if we can find a workaround that's ok.