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Because there are many web developers who use only windows / only aware of IIS and .NET framework.
This might sound (unintentionally) harsh but it's what I think. The vast majority of users use Windows and the version of Internet Explorer included with that version of Windows. This is a reason why it is targeted heavily. I also don't think that they even bother updating that browser alone unless Windows update does it for them! That and many people like XP because "it just works" and those same people don't care about fancy new features because using a computer is the least of their priorities and businesses have to target those people as well since they're the majority.
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/ IE accounts for about 53% of web hits. It may not be a good browser, but it is used a lot. Micro$oft only bothers with standards compliance when they feel like it, and encourage non-standard code so pages break when someone dares use a different browser.
The only reason it is used is in most of the countries the computers are shipped with Windows and they dont know any other browser.
will do as I suggest and I can concentrate more on sever side logic/code without wasting all my time worrying about cross browser compliance. thanks for taking the time to read this --calmchess
IE9 is ok, just older versions sucks but people still keep using them because they are already there when OS is installed, like windows XP and of course all old browsers would suck like firefox chrome, but people don't use them because you need to download them and if you do so you get newest versions