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We will probably drop support for IE8 in Moodle 2.5 (June 2013)

 
 
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Re: We will probably drop support for IE8 in Moodle 2.5 (June 2013)
 

Hi Alistair.

I question the practice of blocking old versions of anything. Surely the fact that bugs and errors will progressively break a users experience the more out of date their software becomes is bad enough for the end user without being directly disenfranchised by the page they are trying to view?

By all means inform a user their stuff is old and provide a link on how to fix it but I thought blocking users because of their browser, began dying off sometime in the middle of the last decade because it smacks of elitism and punishes the less technically adept. YMMV.

Cheers, Sam.

 
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Martin Dougiamas
Re: We will probably drop support for IE8 in Moodle 2.5 (June 2013)
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I totally agree.  The only thing we are saying is that we will not be testing things on old browsers, not that we are purposefully breaking anything.  I imagine the degradation will be quite gradual for anyone stuck on an old browser for whatever reason. 

But discussion continues here:  MDL-41973

 
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