Google phasing out support for IE6

As a programmer I’ve had to deal with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 since, well… since it first came out. Non-standards driven, needing multiple hacks to make things show up right. It costs me frustration and time and the client time and money. But today is a good day. The big-wig of the Internet, Google, is stepping up and saying it’s had enough. According to cnet’s News site “As of March 1, Google will no longer support IE6 on its Google Docs and Google Sites services…”. Recently a flaw in IE6 was exploited and allowed access to Google’s network. Perhaps this will force a few more IE users to upgrade their browsers and make my and countles other developer’s life a little easier.

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