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From: Rob^_^ <iecustomizer@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:35:08 +1000
Message-ID: <BLU168-DS32ED4B5F4F446DB0A6654CD4E00@phx.gbl>
To: "List WebPlatform public" <public-webplatform@w3.org>

don’t go blaming a ghost in the dark yet.....

is anybody else having problems with IE11 on code.webplatform.org ?

so far nobodys responded yes... It must be just me.

The workaround of using another browser is no problem for me... I am already using three.

In answer to Phils question.

Also, what is the minimal Internet Explorer version you expect to support? 11? 10? 9? 8? Anything that docs.webplatform.org supports with progressive enhancements?

I think it should be IE8, IE9 and higher support addEventListener, inline svg, and various levels of HTML5 and jsAPI’s.

The major web sites like google and facebook already have policies that states they will support the last three versions of any vendors browser.

that said, I think it is important that code examples include feature tests, not necessarily IE8or higher feature tests . Feature test for the standard and offer a graceful fallback.
// standards
// legacy

From: Jen Simmons 
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:34 AM
To: PhistucK 
Cc: Doug Schepers ; Renoir Boulanger ; Rob^_^ ; List WebPlatform public ; Eliot Graff 
Subject: Re: code.webplatform.org

Please don't fall into the habit of only thinking about desktop computers. "Chrome, Safari and Firefox and IE"? That's not enough. 

We should also be testing in iOS, Android, and more — both phone and tablet sizes. Which is Safari on iOS, Android browser, Chrome mobile, Firefox mobile, Opera mobile and mini, etc. I know it's more work, but this is what we do, make websites for people. People who use a wide diversity of devices. If things are well coded with progressive enhancement techniques, then most stuff will work on all these devices. We should test on such devices as well. 

Testing before deployment — on a variety of browsers AND devices — will prevent us from shipping broken stuff like this: http://project.webplatform.org/infrastructure/issues/100


Jen Simmons

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On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:

  Note that while it is not officially supported, it does mostly work. The only issue I have found so far was the font size issue (granted, I have not played with it almost at all, especially using Internet Explorer).

  Also, what is the minimal Internet Explorer version you expect to support? 11? 10? 9? 8? Anything that docs.webplatform.org supports with progressive enhancements?


  On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

    Hey, folks–

    I don't know how this slipped by me for so long. This is lousy.

    At a bare minimum, the software we use should work in Blink, Webkit, Gecko, and Trident. And before deploying, we should test in each of those browsers; there are plenty of willing testers on this list, so we should make use of them.

    How are we going to address this? I can think of few different approaches:
    1) ask Lea, Dabblet's creator, to implement support for at least IE11
    2) try to fix Dabblet/codelet ourselves (any volunteers?)
    3) look into replacing Dabblet with some other, more robust app like JS Bin (maybe we could contact Remy or someone on that project for help in doing that?)

    What do people think?


    On 8/5/14 12:04 PM, PhistucK wrote:

      (Actually, the help page <http://code.webplatform.org/help/index.html> 

      says only Chrome, Safari and Firefox are supported)


      On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com

      <mailto:phistuck@gmail.com>> wrote:

          Nothing freezes for me using Internet Explorer 11. The font-size
          feature in the settings does not change the font size, though (it
          does in Chrome).


          On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org

          <mailto:renoir@w3.org>> wrote:

              Hi Rob

              Ill take a look

              Laat time I updated it, it worked well on Mac Chrome/Firefox.
              Ill try with IE11 too.

              Renoir Boulanger | Developer operations engineer

              W3C | webplatform.org <http://webplatform.org> 

              http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com ✪

              On August 4, 2014 10:31:05 PM EDT, Rob^_^

              <iecustomizer@hotmail.com <mailto:iecustomizer@hotmail.com>> wrote:

                  Is anybody else having problems with code.webplatform.org

                  <http://code.webplatform.org> or is it just me. 

                  It turns my win7 IE11 into a brick.. (browser freezes all tabs).
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