>>As mentioned, when you're the developer, you always want your clients using >>the latest and greatest. However, when you're the user, you typically want >>whatever you invested in to work forever. How many people here run out and >>get the latest versions of /everything/ as soon as they come out (browsers, >>server software, development tools, operating systems)? Not too many I >>wager. > >Yes, companies do need to prioritize what gets upgraded and when it >gets upgraded. And, no, I don't think people need the "latest and >greatest" browser. But Netscape 4, for example, was released in >1997. That's 7 years old. > Yes, it's time to cut loose NS7. And any IE earlier than 5.2. (But what about WebTV?) NS7 is so far behind, and so non-compliant now, that there is no way to effectively develop for it. Two corporate sites that I develop have now jettisoned support for NS7. It's time.