Reader @guy_fraser would like to remind us:
*MICROSOFT confirm end to IE6 pain!* Internet Explorer 6 has official “End of Life” from Microsoft on 13-Jul-2010 – see this page on their website: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsps/#Internet_Explorer. After this date, Microsoft will treat the browser as ‘dead and buried’, they will not provide any support whatsoever, including security updates (this is a great way to explain to customers why they need to rid their networks of IE6).
Good news, eh? Now we just need to spread the word and make sure all developers actively inhibit IE6 support after that date (sooner would be better). Please post this fact and link to M$ site on your home page to make everyone very aware that IE6 is finally going to die! You’ll note the browser has already been EOL on several platforms/SPs 🙂 As with any EOL product, developers/designers can (and should/must!) easily charge extra 200% or more for working with EOL software as there is no vendor support to back them up (not that there ever was).