Have a look at this:
It looks like v5 of IE has dropped below 0.1% share now, making it almost unused. Does this mean that we can (finally) drop CSS hacks to support the abortive browser?
I6 is also getting close to 20% - IE7 isn't great but its CSS suppot is much closer to W3C than IE6 and (hahaha) IE5. Lets hope it dies too soon!
yeah I hear ya mongie. IE6 is in our SOE too, its mega lame. I just up it to IE7 for myself, have done for two years, nothing breaks.
Unfortunately its the abuse of the lack of standards in IE6 that has caused the SOE lock-ins, because the uber-critical software is exploiting a DOM flaw or something that no longer works in IE7.
It's still ~30% of our IE user base on AG, which is around 45% of our browser total (Firefox is now 0.10% behind IE!)
That's similar to the stuff on the W3C site trog, which is about right for tech-sites where users are more open to embrace a third-party browser. Browser stats on a broader level (like the government site I mention above) have FF at something 20-30, with 10% for random browsers and the rest to IE, still about 60%.
Makes it harder to scrap IE6 for a more general-public web application.
I'll dig up the stats in the morning.
last edited by Hogfather at 18:19:19 13/Nov/08
I say create w3c compliant web code and to hell with noobs who run browsers incapable of viewing it.
I don't know any developers still supporting IE 5...
IE 6 still meals box model hacks and it's gonna be around a few more years. It's still got 26% user share. IIRC, w3c statistics are based on visitors to the w3c website, which are mainly professionals, so they aren't a good barometer.