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    Post Oh Happy Day!!!!!




    Check THIS


    The death (about time) of a real dog of an application.

    Long live open standards.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTregartha View Post



    Check THIS


    The death (about time) of a real dog of an application.

    Long live open standards.......
    after a dreadful week last month and a crappy workaround... i need IE7 to die very soon

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    to be honest don't we really need internet explorer as a whole to die soon? as most young people anyway don't like IE and use various other browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    to be honest don't we really need internet explorer as a whole to die soon? as most young people anyway don't like IE and use various other browsers.
    You will find that its not just young people that use the internet.

    The mainstay of people on IE in general are big companies, who don't really want to upgrade. But looks like they will have to now.

    Its a very good day for anybody in web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattcollins171 View Post
    You will find that its not just young people that use the internet.

    The mainstay of people on IE in general are big companies, who don't really want to upgrade. But looks like they will have to now.

    Its a very good day for anybody in web.
    I do know that, just if that trend continues the vast majority will not use IE.

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    About bleeding time!!

    Mind you, if website developers themselves had stopped supporting ie6 much earlier companies would have upgraded to a fully compliant browser ages ago.
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    Actually IE9 is one of the best browsers around, it's lighter and faster than many "alternatives", particularly firefox which is not ridiculously bloated, and on an unsupportable release schedule.

    Of course IE6 should be dead, and a long time ago. But the fact it's still around is testament to it. You don't see any other browsers that were around in 2001 getting attention - Netscape Communicator 6.2, Opera 6 - Firefox (as Firebird) wasn't even known about until 2 years later.

    Strange thing though, the US has hit 1%, but the UK still has 1.4% use
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    I do know that, just if that trend continues the vast majority will not use IE.
    IE is one of the most used browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmolesey View Post
    IE is one of the most used browsers.
    indeed... we have firefox, chrome and safari on the scout hut machine...

    chrome is the default (pinned to the taskbar) and firefox is pinned in the start menu... (useful for website changes)

    kids will almost always look for and find IE... very few use anything else... they use what their parents use. Their parents use IE.

    I had an ubuntu machine running at the scout hut for a while... There was a big firefox shortcut on the desktop... all people had to do was click it and it opened the internet...

    people (kids and adults) could not use ubuntu... it looked different and their brains shut down... there was zero difference for them - they only wanted to go on facebook, scoutbase or whatever...

    as fmosely says... people default to IE. In most cases, it is all they know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattcollins171 View Post
    The mainstay of people on IE in general are big companies, who don't really want to upgrade. But looks like they will have to now.
    I wouldn't count on it!

    Having just recently lovingly handcrafted a site template for a well known consumer brand using a modern template framework with CSS and Javascript goodies - all soft edged .png cut outs etc., client announced that the approvals would have to be via the in house network all XP with IEv6.

    Good old Gavin tried his best to help me hack it, in the end we gave in - we both had lives to live.... and I built it in a simpler format.


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    I can name at least half a dozen FTSE100 companies for whom IE6 is still the standard browser in a fully locked-down environment where the user cannot install another. Truly, it is a nightmare.


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    I recently converted to Chrome as it integrates with various Google sites better (no surprise there) However, If I need to cut and paste from a Google Doc to an outlook email then I still need IE. There are a few other sites that work better on IE still, so it's a bit of mix and match at the moment.

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    Like online banking, one of mine refused to work with anything but ie when it first came out (for security reasons you can only use our online banking services with approved and tested browsers) thankfully it now works with firefox chrome and I believe safari, but not konqueror, chromium, epiphany, or flock.

    And yes I test the scout website in all of these, so far it works in every browser except ie6 (layout borked but still usable) and ie7(not as pretty but basically works)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
    Like online banking, one of mine refused to work with anything but ie when it first came out
    As a Mac user of various flavours - this used to annoy me immensely.

    I was obliged to design a website to deal with the non standard performance of IE, but for me IE stopped at V5 so banking was a no-no.


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    flock was shut down some time last year, so thats one you can save yourself checking!

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