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Internet Explorer 6 warning message in webpages asking for browser upgrade

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The ie6-upgrade-warning is a little script (7.9kb) that displays a warning message politely informing the user to upgrade the browser to a newer version (links to newest IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome are provided).

The webpage is still visible behind a transparent background, but access to it is prevented. The idea is to force users to upgrade from IE6 and avoid the website from a bad reputation that website is not rendering correctly in IE6.

The script is completely translatable in any language, very easy to set-up (one line of code in webpage and one parametter configuration).

An example of the warning message produced


Click here to download the script. (7.9kb)


Just insert the line:
<!--[if lte IE 6]><script src="js/ie6/warning.js"></script><script>window.onload=function(){e("js/ie6/")}</script><![endif]-->

right after the <body> declaration of the webpage and change the e("js/ie6/") to the folder where the script's icons images are located.