Adieu, au revoir, ciao, and adios to IE6

We’re (finally) removing Internet Explorer 6 from BrowserLab. Fortunately, we don’t need to include it in the set of browsers any more due to its final decline of usage. We’ve all been waiting for this day.

I wish I could say that we’re removing IE6 exclusively due to its utter and complete lack of relevance. While that’s mostly true, the fact of the matter is that we have an issue with continuing to support IE6, that in combination with its decline of use, made it an easy decision to terminate it. And, I must admit, it feels pretty good to have the last word in this long, painful, protracted battle.

So, IE6, I say to you – You’re out of my life for good. Adieu, au revoir, ciao, adios, sayonara! Good riddance. I will not miss you.

Bruce Bowman
Adobe BrowserLab product manager
twitter: @brucebowman

One Response to Adieu, au revoir, ciao, and adios to IE6

  1. I really liked the IE6 Countdown website. Thank you for including the URL! IE6 is still quite relevant in China, according to that website. I’m not surprised, as I still see banners and buttons announcing IE4 support on some CN websites. Not really a problem if you’re okay without PNG image formats, etc.

    This is merely idle curiosity, but I was wondering what the other issue you mentioned in your post was, that caused difficulties in continuing support of IE6? I’m not complaining though; I have grown very fond of Google Chrome browser, and of course, IE8 and IE9!