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Last Updated: 06 Jun 2016 14:50 by ADMIN
Steve
Created on: 20 Jun 2013 09:00
Category: UI for ASP.NET AJAX
Type: Feature Request
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Jump onto the modern web bandwagon and discontinue IE7 support
NOBODY supports this turd of a browser anymore.  
http://www.buuteeq.com/blog/why-we-dont-support-ie7/

Your css codebase could trim up a ton removing all the crappy hacks.  Worked for kendo, and nobody is missing it.

I'm sure your developers would have a party (week long) if they could ditch having to support it too.

You're such a big market player supporting it just helps ie7 hold on to it's MEASLY <1% marketshare...stop contributing :)

Vote now people!
7 comments
ADMIN
Jeff Fritz
Posted on: 19 Aug 2013 18:53
Steve, that is our 'classic' rendering mode.  We are working on a strategy to allow the detection and transmission of appropriate markup and resources for downlevel browsers.
Steve
Posted on: 19 Aug 2013 18:43
Why not then just have "Legacy support" where it'll automatically add in the IE bits as separate resources (css\js)...on by default.
Keith
Posted on: 19 Aug 2013 18:08
We have to (unfortunately) support IE7, because many of _our_ customers are standardized on IE7. In fact, when we dropped _IE6_ support, we had several major complaints.

While Steve's numbers are correct for the web as a whole, the "corporate web" is significantly behind, and dropping IE7 support would cause us to have to entirely divest ourselves of Telerik controls and find ways to reimplement the functionality we depend on. I suspect many other Telerik shops are the same way.

"Corporate-friendliness" is one of the reasons to use Telerik rather than one of the many other bleeding-edge-focused product lines. While none of us likes developing for IE7, Telerik makes it less painful than it would otherwise be.
Steve
Posted on: 20 Jun 2013 13:38
Just because you have some clients who use IE7 doesn't make the actual numbers any less accurate http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asp

Those types of customers aren't also the ones to jump on board and keep up to date with all the Q releases either...I worked for GM for > 5 years...they're likely way behind the current version in that the only reason for them to update is they've encountered a bug.
ADMIN
Jeff Fritz
Posted on: 20 Jun 2013 13:24
Sorry Steve, you are not accurate in your estimates.   We have a significant number of customers that are using our AJAX controls because of the great look and feel on IE7.

Some of these customers are very large, and are still running XP with IE7.  While it might be a great cleanup process to remove support for IE7, we simply cannot alienate those customers.  

That is why we have been introducing light rendering mode.
Steve
Posted on: 20 Jun 2013 11:47
I think you forgot to upvote :)
Markus
Posted on: 20 Jun 2013 11:30
iOS not supporting Flash
Android not supportin Flash (nativliy) anymore

How about showing some curage and finaly loose support for IE7 browser 

Markus (marktold)