In what reads like a modern conspiracy story, Google developer Chris Zacharias’ recent blog post recounts how he and his team of web developers in the YouTube team secretly plotted to have Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 browser deprecated some ten years ago. It all began when it occurred to Zacharias and his team one fine day that it was becoming more and more difficult to support YouTube on IE6. The aging web browser would often make mistakes other modern browsers didn’t, like interpret an img tag in HTML as an iframe tag, leading to unexpected app and Windows crashes.
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