I'm happy to hear of the Government of Canada's recent announcement that they will no longer be supporting Interent Explorer 6. This is not an easy decision as many government departments chose to develop applications for a single proprietary browser rather than based on international standards. It will be expensive to retrofit many outdated systems, but it is important to fix what is widely understood to be tragically short term thinking.
Google's reduction of support for IE6, starting last month, is also a consideration. So many Web 2.0 tools are connected to Google these days and with the government looking to connect more with it's citizens, this is going to be a problem.
Although there was interest in considering moving ahead to the stable IE7 or IE8 releases, or even development releases' of IE9. Some even considered adopting open source browsers like Firefox which would allow security experts to fully evaluate and customize releases for our government.
However, our government has decided to roll back the officially supported browser to IE5. Although no longer officially supported by Microsoft, it's clear that Microsoft isn't keeping up with security support for IE6 anyways. Also moving back to IE5 ensures that important government & tags will work again. As an added bonus, government security experts have dug up the security certificate for this software.
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