I always had this doubt in mind. why everyone in community always talk about older version of IE but not firefox,opera,etc? because i’m sure there is a considerable percentage of people using older versions of this browsers. possible reasons that i can think of are:
- There is no proper testing tool for them.
- It just doesn’t worth it.
- They doesn’t have quirks as much as IE older versions, so no worries!
> I guess because IE users are the ones that don’t upgrade
thanks for the link dillon. i had a sense of it, but i wanted to make sure that i’m on the same page with others.
> But, no one is overlooking other old browsers. You do use CCS3 for example with graceful degradation for browsers that don’t support it in mind, right?
What i meant wasn’t about support for new features of css3, but quirks and weirdness of older browsers like ie7 and ie6. and i guess according to usage stats, for small to medium projects it really doesn’t worth it.
AFAIK non-IE browsers do a great job updating themselves very quietly by default. FF does it when you fire ;) it up and goes to the updater. If I recall correctly, Microsoft has been pretty inconsistent about their Windows Updates and ticking the box to update IE versions by default. So when updates are installed, they might miss the next version of IE. A lot of people like to skip or postpone Windows Updates altogether. I imagine Safari is kind of like that in a way on Mac or PC granted new versions have stopped rolling out for PC.