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 robojerk on Fri 19th Apr 2013 03:49 UTC in reply to "..."
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2006-01-10

I agree. IE8 is as high as you can go with Windows XP, and there are still a lot of installations out there.

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by looncraz on Fri 19th Apr 2013 04:54 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2005-07-24

I agree. IE8 is as high as you can go with Windows XP, and there are still a lot of installations out there.


Right, except you can still use Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc...

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by Hiev on Fri 19th Apr 2013 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

For some, that is not the solution.

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by WorknMan on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:37 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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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by lucas_maximus on Fri 19th Apr 2013 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I always find this funny.

It about corporate intranets. A lot of stuff (and I unfortunately contributed to it at the time) is IE specific.

TBH I don't see how a lot of this is affects jQuery.

* A lot of these sites existed before Prototype Framework (which was the inspiration for jQuery).
* Open source stuff is largely frowned upon.
* Tools like browsium (Multiple IEs for basically Windows Vista and above in a corp environment) exist.
* I think people should be able to use any browser as long as it suites them. I don't use IE ... I know a lot of people that do who aren't techy and who am I to force them to use another browser?

Edited 2013-04-19 20:16 UTC

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