Another possibility is for us to 1) announce that IE6 is no longer a supported browser,
and 2) just stop worrying about IE6. Not take support out, but not worry about IE6.
Don't test using it, don't code for it, don't pay any attention to new IE6
vulns. Just let the IE6 support die through bit-rot. If existing IE6 support code causes a
problem, take it out. Over time, people who are using IE6 can decide for themselves if
they want to continue using it. This method lowers our engineering cost and increases
reliability. At some point in the future, ops will report that we have had no visitors
using IE6 in the last few months. Then we can go on a hunt for IE6 support and actively
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behalf of Tei [oscar.vives(a)gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 5:19 PM
To: Wikimedia developers
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] IE6
"This site is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 2.0 or higher.
Download Netscape Now!"
It seems that these messages don't get the point of the web. That is
to let everyone browse the web with whatever is available to then.
On 3 June 2011 20:30, Mark Dilley <markwdilley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
<aside from main conversation>
Would it be a good community gesture to join Microsoft in trying to eradicate IE6?
or to not join them and put up a more general banner
and move on?
</aside from main conversation>
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