Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Youtube cuts support for IE6

Youtube cuts support for IE6. Step in the right direction to show MS that they should make people update - AND to produce better browsers...

YouTube is dropping support for IE6, if Facebook can follow suit then things will start to look very nice for the larger webdev community :)

YT is dropping IE6 support. I just had to spend 2 hours fixing a jQuery plugin to work in that damn browser.

Google is finally doing what we've all secretly wanted to - put the final nails in IE6's coffin:

So happy about the news that big sites are starting to phase out support for IE6. Update your goddamn browsers people, OR get a real one.

Why is YoutTube dropping IE6 support a thing? They're still supporting other versions of IE; it isn't dead yet (unfortunately).

This is a major step in the right direction for Youtube, as well as for the entire internet community. With a website as widespread and well known as Youtube directing IE6 users to modern web browsers, this could be the beginning of IE6’s long-awaited downfall. Other websites are sure to follow suite.

Microsoft’s failure to take action and shift it’s Internet Explorer users to newer versions of the web browser is largely responsible for keeping IE6 afloat. They should have made an attempt a long time ago to keep their users updated to the latest version of the software.

The recent Windows auto updates that helped install Internet Explorer 8 on computers everywhere may have contributed to the cause, but help was far overdue. When IE6 was released in 2001 there were no complaints. But as the internet evolved and more modern web browsers were released in following years, things had to change. Despite the constant uproar from the online community action was not taken against IE6, even as newer versions were released.

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