Most people have no way of knowing, but a couple months ago we began displaying a message to our site visitors who still use IE6 (at the time, less than 15% of all traffic) saying “Please upgrade your browser now. Internet Explorer 6 is no longer supported”. The message links to a page with links to all the free browsers we do support and an explanation of why IE6 is no longer supported:
- Microsoft is phasing out support for IE6
- IE6 has too many limitations that are holding back new feature development
- There are much better browsers available for free
For the past several months we’ve also been displaying a warning to people who login to Xero using IE6 (at the time, less than 10% of traffic to the app) that says “Although you will be able to continue to log into Xero using IE6, we no longer provide support for this browser.”
With the release of IE8, we felt it’s time to officially phase out support for IE6.
If you’re interested in ending support for IE6 and letting your users know we’ve put together an IE6 upgrade bar for you to download and use.
Please spread the word!