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YouTube Cans IE6 Support On 13 March

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Wow, you really don't want to get on Google's bad side...

Earlier this month the search giant announced that it was going to phase out Internet Explorer 6 support in Google Docs and "Google sites" and so it now turns out full compatibility with YouTube also isn't long for this world.

A neat piece of digging from Ars Technica has unearthed 13 March will be the wow-that's-soon cut off date buried deep in Google's support pages.

"The Web evolves quickly and we are evolving with it," says Google in a YouTube FAQ. "The latest YouTube interstitial is part of a campaign to encourage users to update their browsers in order to enhance their overall site experience... users will be able to watch YouTube videos in the older browsers, however, some features that we launch in the weeks and months ahead may not be supported in these browsers."

Google advises users head over to WhatBrowser.org which the company has setup to point out the value of a modern browser and, in fairness, it doesn't push Chrome over any of its other main rivals (though I would recommend it having switched from five years of Firefox late last year).

Now if only Microsoft would pay more than lip service to Internet Explorer upgrades and start pulling support as well. Once that happens the IE6 ball and chain on web development will truly be cut...

Links:
YouTube Browser Support Page
via Ars Technica

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