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Graceless Degradation


Graceless Degradation checks to see if the current browser is MSIE 6. If it’s not, it does nothing. If it is, it injects CSS and JavaScript into the page that:

  • Puts Comic Sans fonts everywhere!
  • Makes emphasis tags (bold, italic, strong, and underline) blink! Even though IE doesn’t support the tag!
  • Turns

tags into animated rainbows! * Finds “mailto:” links and tacks on animated mailbox graphics!

Plugin’s Official Site


  • The same page Gracelessly Degraded (IE6 with Windows XP)
  • The normal page under a 'tasteful' browser (Chrome with OS X)


What about IE 5 (or IE 4, 3, 2, 1…)?

This plugin only “supports” IE 6, for various reasons. The main one is I don’t have earlier versions of IE to test. Also, I would have to convert things like document.getElementById() into document.all or whatever people used to do to support IE 4. If you’re game, this plugin is open source. Fork it and patch it.



Initial release

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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