In my previous blog post on website design & cross-browser support , I brought up the issue of cross-browser support and the main challenges for website designers trying to acheive the same site in all browsers - most notable Internet Explorer 6. Now, it seems that problem may be about to be resolved.
Following these reports, the French and German government issued warnings against using Internet Explorer completely and advised that an alternative browser should be used as the vulnerability within Internet Explorer spans across all versions of the browser from 6 - 8.
Internet Explorer has been losing market share for some time with users switching to open source alternatives such as Mozilla Firefox, website designers inparticular have been calling for the heavily outdated Internet Explorer 6 to be destroyed due to its lack of support for modern coding standards. So will these warnings from various governements and official organizations be the final curtain call for Internet Explorer?
German government warns against using IE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8463516.stm
French government also warns against IE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8465038.stm