A Funeral Is Being Held For IE6 On March 4. Browser To Be Buried Without The Body.
by MG Siegler
Slowly, but surely, Internet Explorer 6, long the bane of many a web developer, is dying. And you’re invited to its funeral.
A Denver, CO-based design company, Aten Design Group, has built a site to mark the occasion. At IE6funeral.com, you can RSVP as to whether you will be able to attend the funeral service or not. It’s at the company’s headquarters in Denver, but those who aren’t able to attend in person are being asked to send flowers. For those who can attend, “Funeral attire is encouraged.”
From the site:
Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc. Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as “IE6,” is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight.
Sadly, this funeral will not actually be the last we heard of IE6. While Google Docs may be ending support on March 1, YouTube won’t kill it off until March 13. And then of course there are tens or hundreds of thousands of sites out there that not only support IE6, but in some cases are built specifically for it. It’s going to be a hard sucker to kill. But at least a funeral will provide some closure until we find the body.
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