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I have deliberately paraphrased an article published about IE in April 2010 concerning the rules of the W3C in the treatment of HTML / CSS pages. Thanks to Vladimir Prelovac.
Because, incredible as it may seem, there are so many people still using IE6.
Like any good webmaster, I decided to redesign our site and, of course I had to check if the new site would work properly in all browsers, including the famous IE6. Of course, it doesn’t work properly, it cuts the site in two parts and all sorts of strange things happen as expected. Web analytics show that 10% of all our visitors are still using Internet Explorer version 6. And now? Jinx!
We had, sometime in a recent past, tried to open the Microsoft Office 2010 beta site to see how he behaved with IE6, and to our surprise we found that it was not displayed as it should. Here are two screenshots made at the time, first with IE6 and the other one with Firefox for comparison
(since Microsoft has adapted its aspx scripts to take into account the particular operation of IE6).
Microsoft site within IE6
Microsoft site with Firefox
Designers from around the world sweat blood and tears to adapt their sites to this browser. It is high time to stop making so much effort. The vast majority of browsers are working perfectly well why should we care about IE? Microsoft refuses to follow the rules, as they, do not follow the rules set by Microsoft.