Nice idea from Microsoft! :D
Guys you have no idea how much trouble it was to keep Wedge compatible with IE6 for all this time. It doesn't look great,
We all have to chip in and ensure IE6 users finally upgrade.
May I inject a word or two of explanation here. There's a very good reason why IE6/IE7 are still in quite wide usage around the world - the users' hardware platform. Third world countries are dumping grounds for first world technology discards and the best these PCs can use is Windows XP. I honestly do not believe that XP will die-off for quite a while, possibly continuing to be in significant use for the next 4 or 5 years.
As I've mentioned previously, I administer two sites (one live, the other about to be) which are aimed at users living in the Philippines. Both are on heavily-modified SMF platforms and I've had to ensure the display templates work for XP users (with IE) as well as for those with more modern platforms. I do intend to convert both to Wedge - for two reasons: SMF support frankly sucks and, more importantly, plug-ins won't necessitate me having to dig into the core code in order to implement them. But it is my fervent hope that some thought will be given to providing a theme which provides most of the functionality but is compatible with IE6/IE7 (and possibly forced upon detection of the user agent).
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