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[resolved] Internet Explorer 9 is not an "old version" (17 posts)

  1. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just upgraded to RC1 and I get the:

    Your browser is out of date!
    It looks like you're using an old version of Internet Explorer.
    For the best WordPress experience, please update your browser.

    notice in my dashboard. I am running Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9.

  2. nickkos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I hate to say this but IE9 is bad. It's not consumer bad it's not technically bad but it is inferior to similar products like chrome and firefox. I lean towards chrome personally but the IE9 life cycle has now ended. And the internet is a bit better for it.

  3. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Regardless of its merits, Internet Explorer is the current default browser for Windows 7. I don't believe its life cycle "has ended."

  4. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Microsoft has not ended support for Internet Explorer 7, but it is not the most recent version of IE. So, WordPress is going to tell you to upgrade your browser or choose a different one. For reference, the current versions of all major browsers are listed here: http://browsehappy.com/.

  5. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry, my earlier post was confusing.

    I am running Internet Explorer 9 (on Windows 7), and getting the message.

  6. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, I said IE 7 but meant IE 9. Still stand by the comment otherwise.

  7. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you go to Browse Happy, it does indeed show IE 10 as the "Latest Version". However, if you go from there to the Microsoft web site, it lists IE 9 as the current version and says "Try Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview–the next browser for Windows 7."

    Internet Explorer 10 has not yet been released and is not available from Windows Update. IE 9 is the current production release.

    I'm all for progress, but this will confuse a lot of people.

  8. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    IE10 is the latest version, but only for Windows 8. you are right, the latest stable browser for Windows 7 is currently IE9. Browse Happy will continue to say 10, but I've reset the API to assume that 9 is stable.

  9. Schwarttzy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Doh, missed the last post

  10. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Browse Happy is not about what browsers are supported. (We currently support IE7, and may bump that to IE8 in 2013.)

    It is a nudge to use the best possible browser, to allow for the best WordPress experience. IE9 is nowhere near the best possible browser.

  11. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't intend to touch off yet another debate about browser merits; I just want to avoid confusing the Windows 7 community.

    I just downloaded RC3 and the message still appears. Am I missing something?

  12. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just downloaded RC3 and the message still appears. Am I missing something?

    It's not in the WordPress download package. It's an API call that gets cached as a transient for a week.

  13. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you! I deleted the browser transients and the message has disappeared. I also tried setting my browser version to IE 8 ("out of date") and IE 7 ("insecure"). Looks like everything is working properly.

    Thank you for your patient attention to this issue.

  14. bdinke01
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    David, how did you set your browser version, and did this change how incorrect display of site appeared on earlier versions of IE? After an upgrade to WP 3.5, my site does not display properly only on IE 9 or less...trying to fix it...

  15. David Lingren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In Internet Explorer 8 and later, you can press the F12 key to open a separate "Developer Tools" window (similar to the Firebug window in Firefox). In the menu bar at the top of this window you will see "Browser Mode" and "Document Mode" entries. Click on the Browser Mode entry to set you browser to IE9, IE8 or IE7 modes.

  16. billrata
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I get the Browser out of date when I have compatibility mode turned on, if that's still the question.

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    when I have compatibility mode turned on

    Which means that you are emulating an older version of IE - hence the warning is correct.

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