The innovation balanceBy Stuart Langridge and Tony Steidler-Dennison
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?
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