vBulletin drops support for IE6 and IE7

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Re: vBulletin drops support for IE6 and IE7

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Its about time. Even Google has dropped support for IE7 recently.

Unfortunately IE8 is still popular and will stay popular for a while, probably until 2014 :(

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I say we do the same for 3.1. IE6 is way outdated and IE7 is not far behind. This way we can remove some of those hacks that I assume we have to do to make IE6 and 7 work.

EDIT: And as, they said, IE is now going along with the Chrome/Firefox trend of silent updates in the background, meaning we won't have to worry about people not updating in the future (i guess once IE 9 replaces IE 8, that is).

EDIT 2: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/15 ... t_updates/ -
Platforms covered are Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and the policy means Windows XP holdouts on IE6 or IE7 get booted up to IE8 while Windows Vista and 7 users still on IE7 or even on Windows 8 get shunted up to IE9, released in March.
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imkingdavid wrote:I say we do the same for 3.1. IE6 is way outdated and IE7 is not far behind. This way we can remove some of those hacks that I assume we have to do to make IE6 and 7 work.
Already in RFC: viewtopic.php?f=108&t=42441 :D

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Arty wrote:
imkingdavid wrote:I say we do the same for 3.1. IE6 is way outdated and IE7 is not far behind. This way we can remove some of those hacks that I assume we have to do to make IE6 and 7 work.
Already in RFC: viewtopic.php?f=108&t=42441 :D
Well that mentions dropping 5 and 6, but not 7. Are there differences in how things need to be done between IE6 and IE7?
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imkingdavid wrote:Well that mentions dropping 5 and 6, but not 7. Are there differences in how things need to be done between IE6 and IE7?
Oh, right. I'll add it.

There are big differences between IE6 and IE7. Almost all tweaks in prosilver are for IE6. There is only 1 or 2 for IE7.

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After these hacks are removed, will phpbb appear less shiny in ie or will it actually be broken in some way?

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It will look exactly the same way as it does now. Except for IE6 part - those hacks will be completely dropped. The difference is CSS would be valid.

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I meant the unsupported versions of ie (6 & 7). Will they look "reasonable" for some reasonable definition of reasonable?

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IE7: yep. IE6: no idea

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