There’s lots of people out there really pushing the envelope of what can be done with the DOM and CSS. You all know this. But, at some point, there comes a time when you hit a wall, and that wall is named Internet Explorer.
This wasn’t always the case: to get to the Internet Explorer wall you now step over the crumbling ruins of the wall that was there before. If you pick up an aged, weathered brick from that wall you can just about see the words “Netscape 4″ painted on it. But that wall’s just an old pile of stones that everyone ignores, these days. Internet Explorer is the new Netscape 4.
The concern here is: do you let that hold you back? I mean, l00k, d00d! Firef0x haz these k-rAd new t00ls! IE is teh sux0r! Kill the M$!
Er, perhaps not. That’s a serious question, though; at what point should we abandon IE support in order to deliver better interfaces to Firefox users?
Stuart Langridge has been a Linux user since 1997, and is quite possibly the only person in the world to have a BSc in Computer Science and Philosophy. He’s also one-quarter of the team at LugRadio, the world's premiere Free and Open Source Software radio show. Tony Steidler-Dennison is a Systems Engineer with Rockwell Collins, Inc., designing avionics and cabin data servers for commercial airliners. He’s also the host of The Roadhouse Podcast, "the finest blues you've never heard."