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A Conspiracy to Kill IE6

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    feigneddork Link
    It's kinda funny to see how IE6 was killed off, but at the same time - damn that's just scary how one website and how one little banner basically nuked an entire browser. Especially how Google had...

    It's kinda funny to see how IE6 was killed off, but at the same time - damn that's just scary how one website and how one little banner basically nuked an entire browser. Especially how Google had implemented a new "change" to YouTube which intentionally crippled competitor's browsers by making use of a feature only implemented in Chrome (at the time).

    (BTW, You can get around the new redesign here or here if you are a Firefox user.

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      Adys Link Parent
      I don't know if these things are comparable. It's not one website that killed IE6, it's one website that set the trend and visibly told people it's time to deprecate an ancient browser that is...

      I don't know if these things are comparable. It's not one website that killed IE6, it's one website that set the trend and visibly told people it's time to deprecate an ancient browser that is harmful to the web's health.

      Using chrome specific features in a non user visible way isn't the same.

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      1. cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
        Yeah, it absolutely wasn't just Google that killed IE6, although them finally deciding to put their foot down was likely the straw that broke the camel's back. But every webdev and web designer on...

        Yeah, it absolutely wasn't just Google that killed IE6, although them finally deciding to put their foot down was likely the straw that broke the camel's back. But every webdev and web designer on the planet, and even Microsoft itself, wanted it to die too... the sheer amount of man hours spent worldwide over the years implementing custom code and clunky/hacky workarounds to get IE6 to play nice with modern sites was probably mind-boggling. Good riddance!

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