RE: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-03 Thread michael.brockington
other than the author alone. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Anthony Sent: 02 September 2008 22:34 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6 This may be acceptable for facebook if thier

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Gregorio Espadas
I like the IE6Blocker from Chris Coyier, check it out at http://css-tricks.com/ie-6-blocker-script/ I made a spanish translation of IE6Blocker, download it from http://espadas.com.mx/2008/09/01/bloqueando-internet-explorer-6/ Gregorio Espadas http://espadas.com.mx On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 6:37

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread James Pickering
Gregorio Espadas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like the IE6Blocker from Chris Coyier, check it out at http://css-tricks.com/ie-6-blocker-script/ I made a spanish translation of IE6Blocker, download it from http://espadas.com.mx/2008/09/01/bloqueando-internet-explorer-6/ Gregorio

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Michael Horowitz
IMHO it seems to me to be a violation of web standards to tell the user what browser to use. Michael Horowitz Your Computer Consultant http://yourcomputerconsultant.com 561-394-9079 Gregorio Espadas wrote: I like the IE6Blocker from Chris Coyier, check it out at

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Jens Brueckmann
2008/9/2 Gregorio Espadas [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I like the IE6Blocker from Chris Coyier, check it out at http://css-tricks.com/ie-6-blocker-script/ In my opinion this is worst practice. First priority should be for a website to make the content available to as many people as possible. Browser

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Christian Snodgrass
I agree that it's not a good idea to flat out block someone from browsing your website with a certain browser. That reminds me of way back when during the IE/Netscape wars where half the pages you would go to had a block for one or the other. I think a better idea if you want to drop IE6

RE: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Conyers, Dwayne
Also Spracht Jens Brueckmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] In my opinion this is worst practice. First priority should be for a website to make the content available to as many people as possible. Browser discrimination is at least as bad as accessibility and usability violations. I remember back

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Christian Montoya
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Jens Brueckmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/9/2 Gregorio Espadas [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I like the IE6Blocker from Chris Coyier, check it out at http://css-tricks.com/ie-6-blocker-script/ ONLY if a web application absolutely relies on certain javascript methods

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Christian Snodgrass
Yet another thing that is Facebook specific that I just thought about. I may be overstating this, since I have no actual statistics to back it up, but I'd wager that a very large part of Facebook's population is from the more tech-savvy generations, so their usage statistics of IE6 may be far

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Brian Cummiskey
Christian Snodgrass wrote: Yet another thing that is Facebook specific that I just thought about. I may be overstating this, since I have no actual statistics to back it up, but I'd wager that a very large part of Facebook's population is from the more tech-savvy generations, so their usage

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread russ - maxdesign
Most schools around here don't even allow win2k on their network anymore. An interesting discussion. Agree that Facebook is an application and not a website - and an absolutely huge and complex one. From what I can see, Facebook is doing the right thing... offering full support for latest

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread Anthony
This may be acceptable for facebook if thier statistics indicate a low amount of IE6 users, however I think this is hardly acceptable for a majority of my audience, which includes many proffesionals who still run IE6 so they can use company intranets, etc. I would love nothing more than to

Re: [WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-02 Thread dstorey
Quoting russ - maxdesign [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Most schools around here don't even allow win2k on their network anymore. An interesting discussion. Agree that Facebook is an application and not a website - and an absolutely huge and complex one. From what I can see, Facebook is doing the

[WSG] Facebook downgrading support for IE6

2008-09-01 Thread Susie Gardner-Brown
I came upon this - http://www.kryogenix.org/days/2008/08/27/facebook-doesnt-really-support-ie6 If Facebook (or the Œnew¹ Facebook look) is doing this, maybe it will really start to move IE6 out the door ... One can only hope anyway!! +++ Susie Gardner-Brown blog: http://susiegb/blogspot.com