微软对 WordPress 放弃支持 IE6 表示感谢

5月 25, 2011 by     6 Comments    Posted under: WordPress    4,455 views    分享()

Fuck IE6

上周 WordPress 发布了最新版本 3.2 beta1。在其官方介绍上,第一条先是强调了优化过的后台控制面板速度更快,紧接着第二条醒目的说到:拜拜,IE6。以下是原文:

 

Goodbye, IE6

With this update, WordPress has discontinued support for Internet Explorer 6. It has required increasingly complex code trickery to make the WordPress dashboard work in the IE6 browser, which was introduced 10 years ago and does not support current web standards. Even Microsoft is counting down to IE6′s extinction! If you try to log in to your Dashboard using IE6, it will be pretty broken — but don’t worry, you’ll see a red alert box that provides a link you can use to upgrade. What do we mean by broken? This is how the new dashboard looks in modern browsers:

原文链接:http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/just-write/

大意是说为了迁就 IE6 需要增加越来越多、越来越复杂的代码(code trickery 怎么翻译?),IE6作为一款十年前发布的浏览器,已经不符合当前的 web 规范,甚至连它的开发者微软都已经抛弃了它。如果用户依旧使用 IE6 来访问最新版的 WordPress 后台,那么会看到一个醒目的红色提示框,指导用户升级自己的浏览器。

使用 IE6 访问 WordPress 3.2 后台会看到一个醒目的升级提示

使用 IE6 访问 WordPress 3.2 后台会看到一个醒目的升级提示

有意思的是,微软 IE 浏览器部门的一位资深总监 Ryan Gavin 在 IE 的官方博客上撰文,对 WP 抛弃 IE6 做出回应。文章题目落地有声:《感谢 WordPress !下一个是谁?》(Thank you, WordPress! Who’s Next?),原文如下:

Last week, WordPress dropped support for IE6 and joined the hundreds of other web sites that are working to move enterprises and consumers alike to a modern browser platform. Thank you! As WordPress highlighted in their blog, you can track IE6’s demise across the globe and join the cause on the IE6

原文链接:http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2011/05/23/thank-you-wordpress-who-s-next.aspx

看来微软在消灭 IE6 这件事情上,比谁都着急啊。还记得前一段时间微软发布的那个 IE6 倒计时网站吗?好像就剩下中、印、韩3个国家使用率在 10% 以上了。祈祷右上角那个数字早日归【零】!

IE6 倒计时

IE6 倒计时