April 1, 2006

EOLAS Imminent

According to eWeek, Microsoft's EOLAS fix for IE 6 is scheduled for widespread release in a cumulative security update on April 11th. All new PCs shipped with Windows will include this new version of IE 6.

If you need to catch up, I've covered the EOLAS patch and its impact on web development here and here, but the short and sweet is if you haven't dynamically written out your embedded content, your IE 6 users will no longer enjoy the seamless rich media integration with web pages for which they've been accustomed. For some content, like Shockwave, QuickTime, Real and Java applets, the above will be quite the understatement; be prepared to explain to your clients what the problem is and how it can be worked around.

And here's hoping that if you have tons of affected content, you've had the foresight to use plug-in detection and degradation strategies that are EOLAS-complaint.

Posted by Lewis Francis at April 1, 2006 8:56 PM

fuck you EOLAS! fuck you!

Posted by: Sebhelyesfarku at April 21, 2006 4:41 AM
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