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Will you opt for Microsoft Edge?

By jobeard
Jun 15, 2015
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  1. Microsoft Edge is the rebranding / reworked IE for Win/10 but . . .
    hmm; Incompatibility and security issues are why many left IE in the first place. Users of Firefox, Opera and Chrome have no (or few) compatibility issues so why step back into the fire???
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,707   +397

    I read about this a while back (when Edge (the name) was first announced). Has something changed since then? I thought the part you quoted is for those terrible businesses that have websites that require IE to work. I think Edge is a lot more cool with web standards than IE (especially older IEs) and Microsoft is basically saying if there is some site that requires IE to work properly, you will still have IE to fall back on to.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,313   +617

    Yea verily verily - - much better than IE. But it's not just websites - - there's lots of applications using multiple scripting engines (jscript vs cscript vs wscript) and non-standard DOMs (Document Object Model)

    Based upon the browser implementation of DOM, web programmers get to write special case stuff like
    Code:
       if (window.XMLHttpRequest) xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();  // rational browsers
       else xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");          // irrational MS
    
    and lots of other specific cases (yea, I site obsolete version, but the point is none should be required)
    Code:
    <!--[if gte IE 7]>
      <div id="ie7andup">
    <![endif]-->
    
    <!--[if IE 6]>
      <div id="ie6only">
    <![endif]-->
    
    <!--[if IE 5.5000]>
      <div id="ie5-5only">
    <![endif]-->
    
    <!--[if lt IE 5.5000]>
      <div id="ie5-01only">
    <![endif]-->
    Forcing non-standard coding in an attempt to (keep | coerce) customer loyalty has an end-of-life pain that we are just coming to understand and that's what standards helps the community to avoid - -PAIN.

    [edit] oops, typo[/edit]
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015

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