In 2015, Microsoft launched a successor to Internet Explorer known as Edge, although the web browser has struggled against Google Chrome.
We are not supporting new web standards for this, while many sites work excellent, large and developers are not experimenting and testing for Internet Explorer these days. Rather than spending resources to make them compatible with the new-age browsers, they continue to use them because they were created to be used with it.
Wait... hang on... so it IS a browser then? Microsoft has published a whole blog post shedding light on the problems of using IE right now and why users should move to modern browsers.
Jackson is speaking to Microsoft's previous design philosophy, which entailed baking in support for both new and old IE standards when releasing new versions of the browser.
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In the post, he says that "Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution". That's not a browser.
Internet Explorer was one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95 percent during 2002 and 2003. Worse, Edge isn't available on Windows 7 or 8, meaning the systems many companies rely on don't have access to Microsoft's latest browser.
Unfortunately, legacy web apps likely won't go anywhere anytime soon, which means Internet Explorer won't go away either.
The company, which first developed Internet Explorer in 1995, is no longer supporting new development for the web browser.
"By going with the "technical debt by default" approach, we ended up in a scenario whereby if you create a brand-new webpage today, run it in the local intranet zone, and don't add any additional markup, you will end up using a 1999 implementation of web standards by default".