We are considering phasing out support for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) Web browser.
Here are some of our reasons:
- According to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 countdown site, IE6 accounts for only 3% of browser usage in the U.S.
- IE6 accounts for about 3% of visitors to www.sjsu.edu.
- IE6 was originally released in August, 2001, making it nearly 10 years old.
- Having to support IE6 makes it more difficult and time-consuming to design and test new websites.
- Other schools, such as MIT, are starting to recommend and support only IE7 and higher.
- Computer security experts recommend against using IE6.
- There are free alternatives available (Firefox and Chrome) for Windows users.
Are you still using IE6 as your only browser? Do you know anyone who is? What is preventing you or them from switching?