Posted by Andrew.
Google has announced it will begin phasing out support for Microsoft’s nearly decade-old Internet Explorer 6 web browser. Beginning March 1, IE6 users will start to find Google’s Web based applications and services - starting with Google Docs and Google Sites - will stop working well with Internet Explore 6. I am a user of Google Apps, I received a notification email from Google Apps team 2 days ago:
Dear Google Apps admin,
We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.
Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.
In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Google Apps team
Internet Explorer 6 (commonly abbreviated as IE6) is the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer, a web browser developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems. It was released on August 27, 2001.
It is the default browser shipped with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. When Internet Explorer 6 was released, it included a number of enhancements over its predecessor, Internet Explorer 5.5. IE6 improved support for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), adding support for a number of properties which previously had not been implemented and fixing bugs such as the Internet Explorer box model bug.