[wp-hackers] jQuery alternatives?

Scott Herbert (via Phone) scott.a.herbert at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 1 22:22:51 UTC 2014

OT to something OT

Sadly some of us are stuck with ie8 (running in compatible mode) due to other more important business system only running on ie7 (we want to upgrade, but our supplies won't upgrade their software). 

Just a reminded that not every one using an old version of ie can upgrade :( 

On 1 February 2014 22:09:02 GMT+00:00, Chris Williams <chris at clwill.com> wrote:
>Given that IE9 and earlier still represent something like 5-10% of a
>random sampling of various browser stats sites, abandoning it is done
>your peril.
>All of that, and if you look on the front page of jquery.com you'll see
>that WP is listed as a "corporate member". :)
>On 2/1/14 1:56 PM, "Simon Vart" <simon.vart at exigences.biz> wrote:
>>Hi Luke,
>>I just read that last week and thought I could share :
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>>Le 01/02/2014 22:22, Nikola Nikolov a écrit :
>>> 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
>>> 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)
>>> support for IE 9, but it's not acceptable to do so in a massively
>>> product such as WordPress.
>>> Besides - you can always use Zepto.js in your projects - I assume
>>> still end-up loading jQuery, since pretty much any plugin that uses
>>> JavaScript on the front(or back)-end uses jQuery.
>>> All the best,
>>> Nikola
>>> 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.
>>>> apparently a very lightweight, jQuery-compatible library that in
>>>> can be much faster than jQuery (see
>>>> )
>>>> Considering that the only downside of this seems to be that it
>>>> officially support ancient IE9 or older browsers, I was curious if
>>>> Wordpress developers had considered swapping it out or using some
>>>> jQuery alternative at some point in the future?
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Luke
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