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[resolved] [closed] My IE8 is not obsolete!!!! (17 posts)

  1. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please do not exaggerate with obsolete browsers.....
    IE8 is the latest on XP.....
    I discovered the message by chance, for maintenance I need to use Firefox, more compatible with hosting linux sites...

  2. That should only be kicking off for IE6. Can you take a screenshot and link to it?

  3. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also Firefox 4 is obsolete...
    Gee.....

  4. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    again, screenshot

  5. As I said before, this should ONLY be kicking off for IE 6 (and apparently 7, I dunno, I use chrome and IE 8 when forced to). http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17323

    FF 4 JUST retired.

    If you'd like to be helpful, can you assist us in SEEING the error? Can you take a screenshot and link to it?

  6. Triplanetary
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WinXP's lack of support for IE9 is just another reason you should switch to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Plenty of good options, so instead of whining about WordPress's acknowledgement of a fact, you could be doing something about it.

  7. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've got the message also on the last Firefox...nahhhhhh
    It's a clear case of browser persecution...
    Ok, after Firefox decided to update itself against my will, the machines are taking over....

    BTW I use them both, but without a bidirectional sync I still like more IE for casual browsing. Bookmarks design in Firefox is terrible.

  8. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ipstenu
    linked image, it says RC1 but is the same with RC2.
    If WP is flagging also Ie7 I don't know what signature will send IE8 in compatibility mode....I used it only in compat mode for a long time, now it is ok.

  9. Ah okay, your post got caught in the spam queue :) And it's not browser persecution, let's not be silly ;) It IS a bit of a nanny-call, but ... well I can see why.

    IE 7 and IE 8 in compat mode get the big red insecure warning (which is correct).

    IE 8 in NON compat mode gets the 'outdated' message, which when you get down to it... IE 9 is out, so yes, you ARE using an outdated browser. (FWIW, I realize I've never looked at the backend of my site in IE.)

    As for Firefox, while V3 is still supported, v4 is not supported by Mozilla (3 only is b/c of XP I suppose).

    But basically you're going to see that alert (red if you're WAY out of date, yellow if not) as long as you're not using the latest and greatest browser. So ... yes. Yes you are using an out of date browser, and yes, yes you should upgrade if possible.

  10. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My IE8 is not obsolete!!!!

    Yes, it is :-)

    If you're running a browser that is not the latest major version, you will get a warning. The same goes for IE8, Firefox 4, Opera 10, Safari 4. For IE6 and IE7, we're particularly harsh.

  11. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the latest browser on XP so i'll keep clicking on dismiss....
    And i'm using Firefox anyway for the dashboard.

    what is really annoying anyway is not the browser warning but the complete dashboard translation. I cannot use the italian one, every word is translated....for me the dashboard should stay in English.

    How about you cutout from localization some terms, dashboard, theme and plugin just for starter :-)

  12. Different issue ;)

    (and yeah... XP is obsolete too, except for people who are stuck using it.)

  13. maurizio04
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not "stuck" on XP, i'm just keeping it until I can, and it looks 2011 will be the last year.
    I have a collection of all Windows boxes, the Vista one was never opened, the Seven Ultimate was tried on the notebook, but is it so mac alike and no classic mode that every time i went back.

  14. Jen Mylo
    Key Master
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Going to close this thread as the report is actually expected behavior, as mentioned above by Nacin.

  15. Chrome Orange
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got a big red warning with IE9 in compatibility mode

  16. IE 9 in compatible mode is basically IE 9 telling a browser it's IE 8. So that would be expected :)

  17. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HTML 5 is out.

    Burn all the old browsers at the stake.

    no mercy lol... it'll make the world a safer place :)

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