the_bandersnatch wrote:Yes they will. Do you think they still actively support for, for example, Mozilla Firebird? IE3? Netscape Navigator?
I didn't expect N&A to be that pedantic, but you are right, of course. Obviously no browser will be supported literally forever.
But there is a huge difference between actively supporting every quirk and deliberately breaking browser support.
And I honestly thought we were talking (mostly) about IE5/6, not the prehistoric ones. (And, just for the record, I just installed Win95/IE3 to test whether it still works. Google does fine, Google Apps obviously not, but I doubt anyone would have expected something different here. Please don't force me to use even older ones, I don't have that much time and I doubt I could find my 3.1 discs.).
Adacore wrote:Unless your client base is asian, IE6 usage has dropped to pretty minimal levels now. You won't lose much business in the West by failing to support a browser that's no longer even supported by the company that made it in the first place.
Yes, well, obviously you wont lose billions of potential clients/users. It is your decision whether or not they are still important. But why would you deliberately break their browser, which was what was proposed and against which I argued?
Humorous personal anecdote: My previous employer with some few thousand employees finally updated to IE6 last year. But I would not expect that to be the standard.
achan1058 wrote:If your client is a diverse set, it isn't a bad idea. You won't lose much profit, and you cut development time not bothering to test for IE6. Obviously if your one and only corporate client uses IE6, you might want to rethink that. But are you or I or xkcd working for one corporate client? I would say probably not.
Sure, it is your money, not mine. Do whatever you feel you need to do. If you already have more than enough money/clients/user/fans/workload, don't worry about it.
I just truly find it baffling that someone would deliberately exclude potential clients/user just because they don't always use the latest software. You are there to make their work easier, not the other way around. For most people computer and software are nothing more than a tool (often a rather tedious one), not the goal.
Are you, by any chance, responsible for important business decisions?
achan1058 wrote:Did you not read the thread title and the OP?
Well, the thread start was about Google Apps, not Google The Whole Lot. What did you think we were talking about? I even made a point earlier about Google Apps following different rules, and why.