TechCrunch reports that YouTube may drop Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 support soon. In my opinion this is excellent news. Just a couple of days ago I spent almost the whole day trying to make the site with complex CSS layout work correctly in the Internet Explorer 6. FireFox, Opera, Safari and newer versions of Internet Explorer were all fine. Internet Explorer 6 required its own CSS. It is plain stupid to support such an old browser that does not behave according to standards in any mode.
I do welcome MSIE6 support drop from major market players! It means that users will start to upgrade and we (web developers) can finally get rid of this old and badly working browser.
Since YouTube belongs to Google, it can be a first step for Google to drop MSIE6 support. If Google does it, it would be a big help to all web developers around.