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XenForo in IE6

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ahmed, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I didn't see any complainants about XenForo bugs in IE6. :D
    Well, for me I don't care about IE6 as I'm going to use XF in a new site. So I won't be worried about losing existing users/visitors.

    Has anyone checked XF using IE6? :p
     
  2. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    it looks surprising good :up:
    you can check yourself via IETester
     
  3. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I do have IETester. I also do have a PC runs on XP with IE 6, I just don't want to bother to use IE 6 at least now.
     
  4. hcmagix

    hcmagix Active Member

    on monday, Im worked in my company after holidays. Then I can test xF on IE6
     
  5. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    I tested it the last 1 1/2 weeks with IE6 and most of the forum works fine, but sometimes in another war just like the timestamp. Normaly you got "a moment ago, 2 minutes ago" and so on, in IE6 you only see a date.
     
  6. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Well the good news is IE6 now has usage levels under 50%, IIRC. IE7 and IE8 are finally working to kill it off. And I imagine that the impending release of IE9 will also eventually take down IE7's usage.

    I would assume that XenForo's stance on IE6 is not to intentionally break functionality on it but also not go out of their way to make everything work with it.
     
  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I think we're cursed to have IE6 forever and ever. It just seems it still can't die. Maybe once Windows 10 is out.
     
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The site works well in IE6.

    As long as there are cheap businesses in the world, IE6 will survive.
     
  9. Cole

    Cole Member

    Ugh, IE6. Nightmares.

    If Google stopped actively developing to support IE6, I see no reason why anyone else should.
     
  10. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    IE6 == the pile of dog poo you step in on the way to your door. Though you scrape and scrape, the smell just lingers on... and on... and on. ;)

    Susan and I hate IE6 with a passion, the sheer amount of time trying to make things work in it was sickening. We finally just said the heck with IE6 compatibility about a year ago. We refuse to enable such a horrible dependence any longer. We politely suggest that IE6 users upgrade :).
     
  11. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It will die with Windows XP. But the problem is Microsoft keeps extending support for XP... It's now supported all the way to 2020!

    The problem is that enterprises have ancient applications that require IE6... And this is all very recent, and most of those same enterprises have only now upgraded from MS-DOS or Windows NT 4.0. But while IE6 will be around for a long while, most individuals have long moved to at least IE7 or an alternative browser.
     
  12. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Good news. XP Pro is my OS of preference.:)
     
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  13. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    That is just ridiculous. I'd personally do not support people who visit any site of mine with IE6, so it's not something that worries me on the development side.
     
  14. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, IE6 sucks. But still, there are some people using it. In My current site there are about 20 - 25% of my users who still use IE6. And that is one of the reasons I didn't upgrade to vB4 yet. And if XF does not support IE6 then I won't consider switching my current vB 3.8 to XF.
    But I'll be using XF in a new site so I won't worry about losing any existing users/visitor as they will know the should upgrade their browsers to to view the site correctly.
     
  15. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    XF does work in IE6. It may not be perfect but good enough, so you don't have to worry. :)
     
  16. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I think that will be enough. :)
     
  17. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Active Member

  18. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    It doesn't really look bad. It's much better than vB4.
     
  19. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Xenforo looks and works perfectly in IE6. I am typing this in IE6, there are no misaligned DIVs, no irritating horizontal bars, no out of place drop down menus, everything works perfectly. In fact the only difference from a modern browser is the png images and css rounded corners :)

    It's really amazing XF is so easily downgrading to older browsers because I can imagine how much pain it is to make a site IE6 compatible. Compared to this VB4 after 8 months of going Gold still looks crap in IE6.
     
  20. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Thanks for feedback everyone.
    Now I'm only wondering if Kier and Mike have considered IE6 while building XF, or it's just all happened by incident?
     

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