Microsoft made the release candidate of Internet Explorer 8, the next version of its popular web browser, available for download midday Monday. I’m really awaiting the final release of this one. It may just be the nail in the coffin for having to realistically support IE6. With two versions of the browser newer than IE6, it will be awfully tough to argue for a logical reason why a nine year old browser should still be part of a technical requirements document. We may be able to pass these saving on to clients via more focused development, more advanced AJAX features, better standards compliance or improved accessibility. Hopefully we’ll see the final release this quarter.
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Posted on January 27, 2009