All web developers have a love/hate relationship with IE6, but only since the Chinese attacked Google using an IE6 security hack has the matter really come to the public attention.

All web developers have a love/hate relationship with IE6, but only since the Chinese attacked Google using an IE6 security hack has the matter really come to the public attention.

So now it’s good to see some pressure being put on our government to show a lead in good practice by phasing out IE6 through their departments. An online petition is now up and ready for signing, and we’d encourage everyone to add their names to this worthy cause. As the instigator writes:

“The German and French governments have started to encourage people to upgrade away from the browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).

IE6 has some security flaws that leave users vulnerable. These two governments have let their populations know that an upgrade will keep them safer online. We should follow them.”

IE6 – Buggy as hell!

Follow the link to the online petition and sign up now – your country needs you!

SR