Replace "these versions of IE" with "persons with disabilities". Making accessible Web sites can also be a pain, but it helps that small minority function.wilkinsocks wrote:People don't want to develop for these versions of IE because it's a pain, possibly requiring extra workarounds that every browser has to load in and extra testing is required, all for a small minority to have the same web experience. Honestly, it could be avoided, and workload potentially halved. Being ruthless is surely the way to go.
I know it's not quite the same -- people can't generally help their disabilities, but they can generally (but not always) upgrade their browsers, but being ruthless is rarely the right way to go.
In my opinion, operating acceptably is sufficient. I wouldn't expect the site to be pixel-perfect across browsers.wilkinsocks wrote:Furthermore, 'Which IE versions should we kill' should be defined more, does it mean everything should look the same in all browsers, or just look and operate acceptably?