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14 items tagged “ie6”


A Conspiracy To Kill IE6 (via) Cracking story by Chris Zacharias about how a team of engineers at YouTube back in 2009 took advantage of some exploits in YouTube’s organization structure (left over from their acquisition by Google) to ship a vague IE6 deprecation warning banner on one of the world’s highest traffic websites, inspiring many other similar banners and resulting in a 10% drop in global IE6 traffic.

# 1st May 2019, 8:26 pm / ie6, youtube


IE 6 and 7 hit by hack attack code. IE6 and 7 have what looks like a buffer overflow vulnerability caused by a strange intersection of CSS, innerHTML and large JavaScript arrays. No exploits in the wild yet but it’s only a matter of time.

# 22nd November 2009, 3:38 pm / ie6, ie7, microsoft, security

Ask browser users, and they'll tell you the overwhelming reason why they can't upgrade to a more modern, standards-compliant browser is because their work won't let them. Ask IT departments why this is the case and they'll point to the six- to seven-figure costs of upgrading turn-of-the-century Intranets written to work in, and only in, Internet Explorer 6. Google have provided a way for websites to opt out of IE6 (and even IE7) support without requiring enterprise-wide, Intranet-breaking browser upgrades.

Charles Miller

# 23rd September 2009, 3:08 pm / charles-miller, chrome, chromeframe, google, ie, ie6

Microsoft backs long life for IE6. Oh FFS... “The software giant said it would support IE6 until 2014—four years beyond the original deadline.”

# 14th August 2009, 2:53 pm / browsers, ffs, ie, ie6, microsoft

10 Cool Things We’ll Be Able To Do Once IE6 Is Dead. Highlights include child and attribute selectors, 24bit PNGs and max-width and min-width. Simple pleasures, but I can hardly wait.

# 15th April 2009, 2:17 pm / brothercake, browsers, css, ie6, maxwidth, minwidth, pngs, selectors, standards


Phasing out support for IE 6 across all 37signals products on August 15, 2008. Interesting move considering BaseCamp is used for communicating with (often corporate) clients. It would be nice to see the browser stats behind the decision.

# 4th July 2008, 9:17 am / 37-signals, basecamp, browsersupport, ie6

When Bugs Collide: Fixing Text Dimming in Firefox 2. Handy tips from Drew on fixing the glitchy text rendering in Firefox 2 when you animate opacity without breaking alpha-transparent PNGs in IE6.

# 19th June 2008, 6:09 pm / browsers, bugs, css, drew-mclellan, firefox2, ie6, javascript, jquery, opacity, pngs


Transparent PNGs in Internet Explorer 6. 24ways kicks off again, with the first article introducing super-sleight, an updated script for getting transparent PNGs to work in IE6.

# 1st December 2007, 12:03 am / 24-ways, drew-mclellan, ie, ie6, javascript, pngs

Using multiple classes within selectors. Pretty much definitive guide to using multiple classes in a CSS selector, including problems with IE 5 and 6 and one way of addressing them using conditional comments.

# 11th November 2007, 11:07 pm / classes, conditionalcomments, css, ie, ie5, ie6, russweakley

Seeking market share, Microsoft removes WGA anti-piracy check from IE7. Hopefully this will accelerate the rise of IE7 over IE6.

# 5th October 2007, 11:55 pm / browsers, ie, ie6, ie7, internet-explorer, wga

Apparently if you try to remove/destroy/trash a FORM dom node in IE6, it won't delete it, instead creating a bizarre orphaned node stuck sucking up memory until the browser window is refreshed.

Jon Sykes

# 20th September 2007, 1:04 pm / ie6, javascript, jon-sykes, memoryleaks

XRAY now works in IE. Westciv’s smart CSS debugging bookmarklet now works in IE 6.

# 21st August 2007, 8:07 am / bookmarklet, css, debugging, ie6, westciv, xray

Fixing GC issues on IE 6: New IE download. Microsoft have released Windows Script Host / Script Runtime version 5.7, which apparently cleans up a bunch of IE 6 memory leaks.

# 17th August 2007, 11:50 pm / ie6, internet-explorer, javascript, memoryleaks, microsoft, windowsscripthost


Fixing IE6

Jeffrey Zeldman on fixing A List Apart for IE6:

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