If you're viewing this web page through the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser, you will have seen a dialogue box asking you to update. You are strongly urged to do so.
On account of its age and lack of standards support, this website does not support IE6.
Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was released in 2001 and has since been superseded by three newer versions.
In simple terms:
In order to make websites backwards-compatible, web developers need to insert a lot of extra code, which is time consuming. In recent times Google, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube have all stopped supporting IE6.
The latest version of Internet Explorer is free, and will take less than 5 minutes to update. If you're behind a corporate firewall, please ask your employer to allow you to upgrade.
Microsoft Internet Explorer can be upgraded from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/
More information can be obtained from Microsoft's own IE6Countdown website.