Which IE versions should we kill?

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Which Internet Explorer versions should we kill?

IE8 and IE9
IE8, IE9 and IE10
All of them!
I love IE
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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by DavidIQ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:20 pm

So what will that mean for users of IE9 and 10?

BTW That's just for general information, not vouching for anyone using either of those outdated browsers.

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by paulus » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Marc wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:16 pm
Any new style should aim at supporting only supported versions. The average lifetime of a style should nowadays be longer than that of a browser version. Therefore I'm all for dropping support of IE9 & 10.
In general yes, but I think we really should also look at some usage statistics before making such descision. I knop a lot of companies are stil on IE10, and will be for some time.

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by hanakin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:40 pm

the main reason individuals were stuck on older versions of ie and still are in regards to IE8 sort of is due to there company having to overall some sort of app that was built to only work in quicks mode IE 8 and is extremely hard to change as it involves very expensive and lengthy (several year long) reviews to switch.

This was actually stated by MS themselves through their own research. This in turn lead to versions of IE11 and EDGE to have an IE8 BC mode to accommodate these outliers meaning that they could finally upgrade and they would have to move from IE to to IE11 if not EDGE but probably IE11 as Windows 10 is still relatively new and 8 or 8.1 are useless for enterprise.

Current stats on usage are about 1% for both 9 & 10 and 1.5% for IE 8 according in the last 12 months according to http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_vers ... 201608-bar.

Even at my work who is one of these outliers has fully moved on to IE11 for public devices and in the process of doing so for intranet devices.

Also worth noting that as far as IE10 & IE11 go there is not really much difference in render.

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Rhino.Freak » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:33 pm

Kill all but IE11. I think that's sensible and fair.

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