Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 22:59 UTC
Internet & Networking "As promised, this version leaves behind the older Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 browsers. In return it is smaller, faster, and can be used in JavaScript environments where the code needed for old-IE compatibility often causes problems of its own. But don't worry, the jQuery team still supports the 1.x branch which does run on IE 6/7/8. You can (and should) continue to use jQuery 1.9 (and the upcoming 1.10) on web sites that need to accommodate older browsers."
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by WorknMan on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Right, except you can still use Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc...


But not on some corporate intranets. And the usual response to this is, 'well, if they coded to standards ...' But remember that a lot of these sites were developed in the mid-to-late 90's, so they're now 10-15 years old. It's the same reason why a lot of businesses are still run on apps that were written in VB6. If it ain't broke ...

Back then, if you needed, for example, a treeview control with a popup menu on your website, there just weren't a whole lot of other options than to use ActiveX. Ajax didn't become a thing until years later. In the case where I work, they've done a lot of work to remove the IE-dependencies, but there's probably 10-20% left that still require IE. Some of us have tried using 'IE Tab'-like extensions, but that's still a bit of a PITA in some spots and doesn't really work all that well.

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