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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Fantastic!
by looncraz on Fri 19th Apr 2013 00:56 UTC
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

JQuery is such a wonderful tool!

SO glad IE support (prior to 9.0) has been dropped!

The size (minified) dropped from 91KB to 82KB by simply removing support for the terrible nightmare that is Internet Explorer - how telling!

I just dropped into one of my pre-production webapps to replace 1.9 and haven't found any faults (in Chrome or Firefox), so I'm quite pleased!

--The loon

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RE: Fantastic!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 19th Apr 2013 20:18 in reply to "Fantastic!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

A whole 11Kb/s whoopie do!</sarcasm>

The main thing was faster performance of the library rather than size of it.

Older IE will still be supported by the 1.9 series and we should be able to use a conditional tag.

BTW there was actually more shims used in jQuery 2.0 for browsers that weren't IE ... they had to work around more bugs in browsers that weren't IE.

Microsoft's IE team are actually working pretty hard to release faster and to the right W3C spec. Whether you believe it is because they have to or want to ... it benefits every web dev.

Edited 2013-04-19 20:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Fantastic!
by martijn on Sat 20th Apr 2013 16:58 in reply to "RE: Fantastic!"
martijn Member since:
2010-11-06

I don't think these 11kb (zipped) code are comments. This is code that does not have to be executed or maintained. So it is certainly progress. No need for sarcasm.

Edited 2013-04-20 17:00 UTC

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