Internet Explorer 6

IE6 is the sixth incarnation of Microsoft's web browser Internet Explorer. 10%+ of the market still use it for some damn reason.

It's like a regular web browser, just retarded.

Just The Facts

  1. Internet Explorer 6 (often called IE6) is, as you can guess, the 6th major revision of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser
  2. It makes Web Developers cry, scream and generally hate life.
  3. It is still used over 10% of internet users, despite free upgrades to the better, faster and safer IE7 and 8.
  4. Seriously, Get IE 6,7 or just download Firefox and/or Safari.

IE6: a crime of passion.

Internet Explorer 6 (commonly abbreviated as IE6) is the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer, a web browser developed byMicrosoft for Windows operating systems. It was released on August 27, 2001, shortly after the completion of Windows XP.

It is the default browser shipped with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and was also made available for Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows 20000. Although IE6 has now been superseded by newer versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft still supports it in Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP SP3.

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Perhaps the largest IE and CSS problem is Internet Explorer's misinterpretation of the CSS box model, which can cause page elements to be narrower in IE. Every HTML element is essentially a box, the width of which is the total of its margin, border, padding and content area.
This problem becomes apparent quickly for the budding web student. You test the site in Firefox, Safari, Opera,Google Chrome, IE8, etc... it looks fine. You then go to whatever place you can get to to test it out in IE6 and bam, your day is ruined as your site is a clusterfuck of misplaced margins, lists floating over the middle of the page and other fine, forehead slamming oddities. This was supposed to be the easy part and you still have javascript to type.

Grumble Grumble kids on the lawn