‘Stop IE Development’ Was Briefly At The Top Of Microsoft’s Suggestion Box

By Logan Booker

As hilarious and seeming beneficial as the suggestion may sound, as a developer by the name of “Vladimr” pointed out, leaving Internet Explorer to rot would result in a Internet Explorer 6-like scenario in 5-10 years’ time, except it’d be an abandoned IE 11 web designers would be wrestling with.

Based on a screenshot taken by VentureBeat’s Emil Protalinski, the narky suggestion had amassed over 6700 votes (original, but now broken link) before being purged, beating out SVG animation support and auto-updates for older versions of IE, with 6570 and 2927 votes respectively.

Developers who have to deal with the idiosyncrasies of ancient versions of the browser would still prefer Microsoft to give up on the maligned piece of software, going by a recently-deleted top post on its official suggestions forum.

Read more here: Gizmodo


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