On 06/29/2014 11:56 AM, Thomas Mulhall wrote:
Hi could we discontinue support for internet explorer
6 and 7 because
jquery ui 1.11.0 drops support for internet explorer 6 and 7. Windows
xp support internet explorer 8. and so I think we can discontinue
support for internet exporer 6 and 7.
IE 6 is end of life on all desktop operating systems (if you're surfing
Wikipedia with Windows Server 2003, there are bigger problems).
Windows XP is not receiving security updates for any version of IE (or
even for the OS itself).
That means desktop IE 6 users are receiving *no* security updates,
except in the very unlikely (compared to the total number of IE 6 users)
scenario that they work for a company paying for a special support contract.
That doesn't mean we're going to suddenly show IE 6 readers a white
screen of death, or block edits.
However, I have already stopped supporting IE 6 for editor enhancements
(e.g. GuidedTour, GettingStarted).
As for IE7 (which is still receiving security updates on Windows Vista),
I propose we continue supporting it for now, but at a lower level.
For example, we are adding icons to text buttons right now. The icons
don't work in IE 7 (or IE 6, but see above) due to IE 7's old CSS support.
However, the text of the button still shows, so I consider it acceptable.
The jQuery UI roadmap is decreasingly relevant to us, since we are
moving away from jQuery UI (gradually, but there is some progress that
may accelerate this).