Friday, July 29, 2011

Re: Support for IE6 isn't feasible in this format?

http://groups.google.com/group/google-web-toolkit/browse_thread/thread/63ac58ecc27dee47

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-launches-anti-marketing-campaign-for-ie6-2011-3

http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/01/modern-browsers-for-modern-applications.html

On Jul 29, 11:01 pm, Kurtt <kurtt....@gmail.com> wrote:
> In the section "Image Sprites" of this doc(http://code.google.com/
> webtoolkit/doc/latest/DevGuideClientBundle.html#ImageResource), Google
> says:
>
> =============================
>
> Support for IE6 isn't feasible in this format, because structural
> changes to the DOM are necessary to implement a "windowing" effect.
> Once it's possible to distinguish ie6 and ie7 in user.agent, we could
> revisit support for ie6. In the current implementation, the ie6 code
> won't render correctly, although is a purely cosmetic issue.
>
> =============================
>
> How do i understand why IE6 couldn't be supported? Does IE itself not
> support CSS sprite? Does this mean I won't benefit from GWT's image
> sprite feature if I want my application to run well on IE6?
> Any reply will be appreciated.

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