Inert Detritus The Internet's dust bunnies

1 September 2006 @ 1pm

Web Development

IE6/Win, this one is for you.

We love you; real­ly, we do. You’re every­where, all the time, most every­one knows you, and although you’re not per­fect, you’re much bet­ter than your old­er broth­er IE5/Win. Thanks for not fol­low­ing in his footsteps.

But you know the say­ing, “Sweat the lit­tle stuff”? You’re not break­ing a sweat much these days, are you?

Like your measly CSS 2 sup­port. I mean, pseu­do-class­es have been around for a while now. Do you have any plans to work on that, or will we keep hav­ing to cor­rect you like a mis­be­hav­ing child that enjoys pun­ish­ment? Here’s hop­ing your heir appar­ent, IE7/Win one-ups you in that department.

And what about you and PNG? I mean, I know alpha chan­nels are not the most triv­ial of fea­tures, but ignor­ing an entire sec­tion of image data is worse than not show­ing it at all! IE7/Win has all ready one-upped you there, thank god.

Those dou­ble-joined limbs that only bend back­wards, the bone defor­mi­ties (you know what I’m talk­ing about: the 3 px text jog bug, that wacky-ass “has-lay­out” prop­er­ty that you just invent­ed); they don’t make you any eas­i­er to hold, hug, or love. Get thee to a sur­geon, and do so quickly.

IE6/Win, your days were won­der­ful, but when the cham­pagne buzz wore off, we real­ized that you were just a new skin on the old, too-famil­iar face of IE5/Win. I hate to say this, but we can’t wait for you to leave.