Permlink Replies: 0 - Pages: 1 Threads: [ Previous | Next ]
jGromit

Posts: 33,186
Registered: 31-Jan-2006
The death of older versions of IE
Posted: 02-Feb-2016 08:33
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
It's official - there's no more Microsoft support for IE versions before IE11:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

That means no updates and, most important, no security patches. No one should be using these older browsers. If you're on something like Windows Vista, which can't handle IE11, switch to Chrome, and be done with it.

Happily, the usage stats are finally showing low single-digit figures for these old warhorses: http://www.sitepoint.com/browser-trends-january-2016-12-month-review/. And I suspect that usage of obsolete browsers is concentrated in places that aren't really the target audience for most jAlbum users, anyway.

It's time for developers to strip out code designed to support anything before IE11 - leaving it in there is just "enabling behavior."

(The same is true for most of the browser-specific CSS, aimed at older versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari: -moz-something, -webkit-something, and so on. These browsers are self-updating. Any user who has disabled the updates is just asking for problems. And why load up your CSS with a bunch of stuff that 0.002% of your visitors need?)
Legend
Forum admins
Helpful Answer
Correct Answer

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in all forums