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 Gunderwo on Fri 19th Apr 2013 03:48 UTC in reply to "..."
Gunderwo
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2006-01-03

That's why they are continuing development on the 1.x branch as well. 2.0 requires a newish browser while 1.x will continue support and as IE8 usage dies so will usage of the 1.x branch.

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by Delgarde on Fri 19th Apr 2013 04:02 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2008-08-19

Yeah, I think they've handled this pretty well. IE9 marks the point where it can be considered "good enough" to not need a lot of the previous special case handling.

Yes, IE8 is still used - some of my customers are only now upgrading to it as part of the migration away from XP - but for them, jQuery 1 is still there and maintained. And for the customers that *are* willing to run with IE9 as a minimum, we can get a little more efficiency by using jQuery 2.

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