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YouTube will officially drop Internet Explorer 6 support on March 13th

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2010 19:47 User comments (3)

YouTube will officially drop Internet Explorer 6 support on March 13th Although it was announced months ago, Google has officially dated the end of Internet Explorer 6 support via YouTube, with March 13th being that day.
The date was posted under YouTube Help, with the header: "When does older browser support end for YouTube and what does this mean?" The answer reads: "Support stops on March 13th. Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that wont work in older browsers."

YouTube will also notify visitors using IE6 to change browsers whenever they try to access the site.

Google has also announced that IE6 support will be dropped from Google Docs starting March 1st.

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224.2.2010 12:17

good .. it's about time people stopped coding for this non-complaint obsolete lump of junk.

324.2.2010 12:42

Hopefully they will drop IE6 support totally by the end of the year or sometime next year. Unless they drop the option to watch videos sometime I see the vast majority of IE6 users just clicking "Continue to video".

On another note, the browsers positions are randomized. I did a test with IETester and each time I refreshed the window the choices were moved around.

I do love how the message says "There must be 50 ways to leave your browser--here are 5:"; only Google could get away with posting such a message.


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