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jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8 250

Posted by Soulskill
from the go-big-or-go-home dept.
benfrog writes "The developers of jQuery recently announced in a blog entry that jQuery 2.0 will drop support for legacy versions of Internet Explorer. The release will come in parallel with version 1.9, however, which will include support for older versions of IE. The versions will offer full API compatibility, but 2.0 will 'benefit from a faster implementation that doesn't have to rely on legacy compatibility hacks.'"
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jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

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  • Re:Like (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Kate6 (895650) on Friday July 13, 2012 @04:04PM (#40642615) Homepage
    There's already a fair bit of divergence between what you can do in IE and what you can do in other browsers.  IE (including IE9) doesn't implement as much of HTML5 as other browsers.  IE's SVG support is in its infancy compared to other browsers', and completely nonexistent before IE9.

    So we might end up with some jQuery functionality silently being disabled in legacy versions of IE too.  Big whoop.

  • by dingen (958134) on Friday July 13, 2012 @04:04PM (#40642633)

    The problem is that IE8 handles Javascript in much the same non-standard way als IE6 & IE7. If a library such as jQuery includes support for IE8, it's supporting IE6 & IE7 as well.

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