[wp-hackers] jQuery alternatives?

Nikola Nikolov nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 21:22:48 UTC 2014

Hi Luke,

That's a little bit off the topic, but I don't think IE 9 is ancient - I
personally don't use it, but I think IE 9 is a browser that should be
supported(IE 8 is questionable, but I don't bother with it).
It's fine for a specific project(where you have a target audience) to drop
support for IE 9, but it's not acceptable to do so in a massively used
product such as WordPress.

Besides - you can always use Zepto.js in your projects - I assume you'll
still end-up loading jQuery, since pretty much any plugin that uses
JavaScript on the front(or back)-end uses jQuery.

All the best,

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM, Luke Bryan <lukebryan at sharefaith.com>wrote:

> Greetings all,
> I heard about an interesting library some time ago called Zepto js. It's
> apparently a very lightweight, jQuery-compatible library that in some cases
> can be much faster than jQuery (see http://www.greensock.com/js/speed.html
> )
> Considering that the only downside of this seems to be that it doesn't
> officially support ancient IE9 or older browsers, I was curious if
> Wordpress developers had considered swapping it out or using some other
> jQuery alternative at some point in the future?
> Best regards,
> Luke
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