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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RE: Fantastic!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 19th Apr 2013 20:18 UTC 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!"
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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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RE[3]: Fantastic!
by lucas_maximus on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 18:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Fantastic!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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.


Yes it is legacy IE code. But the file size isn't the big thing. It is the as you say the speed and maintainability of the code.

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