I used to access StackOverflow with Google Chrome but unfortunately today I am trying to login from IE 6.0.2 but when Click on "Login" link I am redirected to "Login page" but there is no "username" or "password" textbox to enter, and IE hangs out for endless time. I just want to know if support for IE 6.0.2 is dropped by StackOverflow ? There is no such problem in Chrome.

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  • unfortunately means tday I dont have chrome I have IE only.
    – Rais Alam
    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:46
  • From what I recall, Stack Overflow is only willing to go back two browser versions for support. The current version of IE is 10.
    – ale
    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:46
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    Do you really expect StackOverflow to support IE6 when Mircrosoft doesnt even :P
    – Josh Mein
    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:46
  • You can also try running World of Warcraft on DOS operating system. About the same thing like expecting a modern website to work in IE6 or Netscape 1. Mar 12, 2013 at 13:01
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    Every time I see someone is still using IE6, I have to tell them to countdown Apr 2, 2014 at 9:25

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Stack Exchange supports Internet Explorer 10 and above. Anything below is not supported.

No site should be supporting IE6 anymore in my opinion anyway. Change your browser (or if you can't, may God have mercy upon thy soul).

  • Got it, support is dropped from IE6. I was not aware if it. I think an alert message on click of login link is enough. No site should be supporting IE6 anymore in my opinion anyway are you confident about this statement?
    – Rais Alam
    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:55
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    @RaisAlam - yes. it's over 11 years old. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:56
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    @RaisAlam: Yes, definitely. As a (rather successful, if I may say) web-developer, I can definitely tell you that IE6 should die in flames. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:57
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    @RaisAlam IE6 is a deprecated pile of frustrating security holes and unsupported "standards" that the web developing community has, for years now, tried to leave behind. It's a black mark on history and should be forgotten, completely.
    – J. Steen
    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:59
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    @RaisAlam, Microsoft is actively trying to kill it off: ie6countdown.com Mar 12, 2013 at 12:59
  • @benisuǝqbackwards there's also those trying to save it
    – tombull89
    Mar 12, 2013 at 13:16
  • Fair enough @tombull89; if there wasn't some disagreement the world would be fairly dull. I would counter with "Currently 2,679 people have signed the petition to save IE6." Mar 12, 2013 at 13:19
  • @tombull It says on the site it was an April Fiols joke :P
    – Doorknob
    Mar 12, 2013 at 13:23
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    I am aware it was an April Fools joke.
    – tombull89
    Mar 12, 2013 at 13:24

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