Stuck with IE6 for ages to come…

I remember when Internet Explorer 6 came a couple of years ago.
It felt like a revelation! Even more so in that you knew it would, in reality, become standard.
Now a few years later, with MS announcing it will be the last standalone version, I just feel frustration.

Make no mistake, it is a pretty decent piece of software – but it has a few glaring deficiencies:

1. Png support: It **still** doesn’t support 24-bit png transparency.
2. CSS: It’s **still** odd in some of it’s implementation of CSS, that is when it supports it at all.
3. Ads: It **still** has no reasonable way to block pop-ups, even though it should be pretty clear that it’s a **major** annoyance on the net.

I seriously hoped a version 7 would make a difference – at least to CSS. But no, we’re stuck.
Only hope would be if a significant number of people switched to other alternatives like Mozilla, Safari or Opera – but I don’t see that happen for a long time to come.

Abbreviations and Acronyms are not the same!!

MS seem to think that acronyms and abbreviations are the same thing – so they fail to support abbreviations.

Well here’s news for ya, they’re **not** the same.
Choices, choices having to make faulty markup, skipping the whole thang or insert a workaround…
The choice is made, JS!!! This certainly ain’t ideal, but whazzaman to do???

Another small annoyance, this time Opera

I like Opera 7 a lot, generally it’s next to none as CSS-support go. But I do not like when my divs refuse to align because one of them lacks a bottom border.

Sh*te to have to make a workaround, that while not exactly proprietary still shouldn’t be neccessary.