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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20051219/tc_nf/40298

Microsoft Kills Mac Internet Explorer
Elizabeth Millard, newsfactor.com

Microsoft will stop supporting the Mac version of Internet Explorer at the end of 2005. The move follows a decision in June 2003 to end code development for the browser. At that time, Microsoft had predicted it would end support within a few years of letting the product sit idle.

Although users still can download Internet Explorer for Mac from the Microsoft site, the company has recommended that users move to other Web browsers, such as Apple's Safari. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

So, my question is: Can I finally stop trying to deal with it on the design front? Laughing out loud At least we have a valid reason to refuse to hack for it now.

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Oh noez! M$ discontinues support of IE/Mac

Thank f*** for that Laughing out loud

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I Know it's great news, but three replies TPH, Surely some mistake Laughing out loud

Yes at last there is NO reason AT ALL to support it - Yay, what a nice crimbo present from MS, Ta Big Billy G. Laughing out loud

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B****r that, I've just got all the bugs and hacks sorted out in my head.
I'm going to continue supporting it if it kills me Smile

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Finally, they did something right Laughing out loud

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Just because M$ is going to stop supporting it, doesn't mean that people will stop using it. Furthermore, as IE 5.2 has a more standards-compliant engine than any of the other IE 5x browsers (requiring very few hacks in comparison), I too shall continue to hack for it where I can. That said, if a rendering bug cannot be sorted quickly, I will not spend days trying to fix it.

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Just because M$ is going to stop supporting it, doesn't mean that people will stop using it.

True - but it's much easier to convince clients that spending extra time/money working for it might not be a benefit to their overal goal.

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Just because M$ is going to stop supporting it, doesn't mean that people will stop using it.
True - but it's much easier to convince clients that spending extra time/money working for it might not be a benefit to their overal goal.
That's what I was talking about. I know some lost soul is still going to use it, but at least my clients can be told that "microshaft doesn't support IE/Mac anymore and suggests that all its users switch to something like Safari".

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Ah, well, if we're talking about the browsers that one agrees to make a site compliant with, I left IE 5.2 out of the frame a long time ago. The things I'll try and cater for, and the things I'll contractually agree to cater for are two different beasts in my commercial jungle. I state that my work will look good on all current popular browsers (note the 'look good', not 'be the same as'), and that I will take all reasonable steps to ensure backwards compatibility with version 5 browsers. The word 'reasonable' is a legal term in the UK and is open to interpretation, but a judge will use the normal practices of your peers when deciding if something is 'reasonable' or not. For example, is it 'reasonable' to expect a designer to spend ten minutes hacking one webpage to work on IE5? If seven out of ten of your peers (operating within your market position) would do so, then it is reasonable to expect you to do the same. But is it 'reasonable' to expect a designer to spend two hours hacking one webpage to work on IE5? Probably not.

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