Here comes another campaign to kill Internet Explorer 6 and urge its user to upgrade their browser.
As always, web masters are asked to add a special code into their site (which is ridiculous long) and hope for the best.
Is this any different than previous campaigns?
Well, sort of. You see, unlike failed ones, IE6 No More movement was started by Weebly, a company which has dozens of well-known web sites:
Justin.tv, Disqus, Posterous, Reddit.tv, Divvyshot, Buxfer, Twitluv, Digital Dandelion, Happn.in, Defensio, and 31bits.com (source: Mashable)
Digg and YouTube are considering dropping IE6 support as well.
There is one issue though, which was pointed out by our reader “nobody”:
“corporations are what keep ie6 alive. there are tens of millions of win2000 workstations that are going nowhere, there are 100s of milions of xp s2 machines with everything blocked and locked out that will never be upgraded to ie7.
no site, no matter how big and powerfull is not going to change that. it is a nice move, but people should start to understand the reality they want to change. ie6 lives in corpo environment. and corpos do not give a damn about youtube or myfacebookspace”
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