About 15% of visitors to my sites use IE6--or lower. :rolleyes: I don't support IE6 on any sites updated in the past 2 years and I certainly don't support IE5.
If you webmasters would stop supporting outdated and dangerous browsers, people would have no other choice but to upgrade. But since you are willing to do hacks and work-arounds--which you shouldn't have to do--people can continue using something that is over 8 years old.
People use IE6 because webmasters support it and for no other reason. There are plenty of free alternatives available.
Any company still using IE6 is not a company I would want to do business with. Google learned the hard way: IE is woefully insecure.
IE6 must die!
Absurd. Windows XP is set to update automatically for most non-corporate users. Most people using XP use auto updates and have upgraded from IE6 long ago. Such as on the computer I am using right now. People using XP have other alternatives like Firfox, Chrome, Safari, etc.
There really is no reason not to upgrade except for a few corporate clients using modified IE installations or possibly crappy ActiveX objects, which most don't.