Why use Internet Explorer?
Really out of curiousity, why DO people continue to use IE even after all the facts that IE is an unsafe browser, doesn’t use standard code, permits malicious coding to be deposited onto your computer, ALLOWS pages to render with incorrect coding, etc.
- Bugs, Exploits Dog XP SP2
- US Government warns against Internet Explorer
- Security risks swell for Microsoft’s Explorer
- In Search of a Browser That Banishes Clutter
Let me try to explain another reason to switch from a design/coding standpoint.
IE permits/promotes invalid coding
IE only CSS tags which will NOT validate
IE will allow broken tags, missing tags and still render the webpage
Along those lines that is why in almost every other browser people will go “ew” because “well it works in IE!” is the mantra.
Any other browser (I prefer FireFox) will actually FORCE you (to have the page render properly) to CODE properly. No more <HTM?> tags which will work in IE. In any other browser it would be <html> (oh yes, lowercase! That is standard coding!)
Every day people are creating websites, coding their designs. I would say the MAJORITY of these new users have just awful coding. Incorrect CSS, incorrect html / xhtml and I do feel it is partly to blame on a crappy browser that will still render the code. I feel like people are being cheated out of LEARNING because they will continue to code improperly.
Now, this isn’t to tell you “my browser is better than yours” I am wanting to know quite simply after knowing that IE is not secure, IE permits spammers to use IE users to relay spam and host spamsites.
Now, I understand a lot of people don’t care. I understand people get “stuck” with IE by using AOL ‘n such. I even understand a lot of people simply don’t know they have a choice.
Some more articles/entries on why other people switch and/or advise switching
- Buh-Bye IE
- Another reason to switch from IE
- Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer
- Time to dump Internet Explorer
Now, there is no such thing as a perfect browser. There are safer options. Better options. More secure options.
What I want to know is, why do you continue to use IE after knowing about it’s vunerabilities and issues?
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