The Death of Internet Explorer 6
10 years ago a
browser was born.
Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.
This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers. As of November 2011, 7.9% of the world was using Internet Explorer 6, which was 7.5 percentage points less than the previous year.
Lets move on to IE 9..
People complain about how IE9 doesn’t support XYZ in the HTML5 spec, however, they have to realize that if IE implements something, it’s extremely hard to change it, even Microsoft, if a specification is incomplete. No one wants to end up with another IE6 where special hacks are required to render HTML decently. That’s why things like WebGL aren’t included because that spec just got finalized less than a month ago.
The web will be a much more wonderful place when IE9 makes up the majority of IE marketshare and IE6 is officially dead.