Older versions of IE as well as other old browsers are not compatible with Edge Animate since they are not compatible with HTML5.
Right I realize that....but that was not my question.
I am saying google retired it....
It is unsupported as of January 2014.
Time changes and technologies evolve. There probably won't be other alternative for old browsers support just because there are more and more html5-based websites.
You probably know than even Microsoft will not support Windows XP updates anymore soon and even asks users to update to new os and browsers. This is for security reasons and to embrace the future of the web.
If you want a website to be compatible with old browsers, create an alternative page by detecting the browser and redirecting to an other page that suggests the user to update his browser.
I agree with all your points....cant imagine anyone still using IE6
and yet, I am doing a small page for a canadian government site....and they have very strict compatablity rules....support all the way back to IE6, and they wont accept less.
So no option about the browser warning...it has to be compatable.
What I am really wondering, is even if google is retiring support, that doesnt mean it's dead is it?
It should still be around in a usable form....just with no updates.
I dont fully understand how it is implemented....
My fear is it is a referenced tech....like web fonts. Where if google shuts down the server for it...the site is broken.
Or is this self contained code....
if support is retired, it means than now or later people won't have other choice than to evolve.
Sometimes clients have to accept that modern technology is not always compatible with old technology.
I think the only way for you to do animation for this client is to do it in Flash
thanks for the tips...
pretty sure the compatability extends to IOS though...so flash is out
its a pretty difficult compatability standard for animations....the chrome frame was a really smart idea
i'll do some research....I can always just do downstage for some things
people that cannot upgrade past IE8 probably dont care about HTML5 animations...
so they can suck it with static graphics
If it must be compatible for ios, why should it be compatible for IE6..? there is the problem..
When you read some recent statistics, old IE browser users are not numerous anymore
ya I agree...
thats why I can probably just have some easy downstage stuff...and still be technically "compatable"...and throw in an upgrade warning as well
I always wondered why government websites looked so lame...
For me, running under an old browser is more dangerous so you might have some serious security problems.. bu that's the client's choice we can't do anything against
Sometimes clients have internal programs that run under old browsers and that's a reason why they don't want to update.
Interesting discussion! Government institutions for all the money they require from us the people could at least invest in updating their system and old technology!
Totally agree with you, Resdesign