Ticket #9051 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
Drop IE6 support
|Reported by:||JorisDebonnet||Owned by:|
I strongly believe that at some point in the future, jQuery would benefit if support for IE6 was dropped. Not necessarily very soon, but this could just be given a long-term target. Perhaps even 2.0, although I wouldn't mind seeing it sooner :)
Of course people must have mentioned it before, but I couldn't find it in the tickets overview. So here it is.
- Many huge websites no longer support IE6 (Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Apple,...). It looks like this relic of a browser is slowly dying, at long last.
- People that feel it's important to support IE6, can still use the last jQuery version that does support it. They're not completely left out.
- jQuery's file size grows as features and bug fixes are added. Dropping IE6 support would probably drop the file size a bit, both in existing code (if some people are up to finding those parts, of course) and in future code.
- jQuery development becomes a little easier.