[Phpmyadmin-devel] Still supporting Netscape Version < 6

Marc Delisle DelislMa at CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca
Mon Oct 25 06:00:07 CEST 2004

Michal C(ihar( a écrit:

> Hi
> On Mon 25. 10. 2004 13:25, MK Keck wrote:
>>I'm thinking about the "old" Netscape Comunicator (smaller Version 6.0
>>like 4.78 or so):
>>should we still supporting this browser with our JS-Functions, CSS-
>>Styles and interface?
>>I think, many people are using a newer browser and/or better browser
>>like Firefox 0.9.3, Mozilla or - of course - InternetExplorer, which is
>>normaly included as Version 5.0 (and higher) on nearly every MS Windows.
>>So, for better code-handling and many not supported W3C in Netscape < 6
>>(no CSS2, no DOM) it may easier for all developers, to stop supporting
>>the old Netscape Browsers (as we done with PHP version < 4.3).
>>The PMA version 2.5.7-pl1 works fine with the old Netscape, but the new
>>PMA versions (> 2.6.0) not really. I've tested - and some things are not
>>available or won't work correct (multi submit, showing/hiding content on
>>export page, ...).
>>Perhabs it would be a good thing to discuss about it, make some infos in
>>documentation and/or building a browser check (which checks for NS 4 and
>>gives the user a hint to download a newer browser ;) ).
>>What are you thinking about this?
> I'd drop support for old browsers, however it should work without JS (avoid 
> using only-JS solution when not necessary). Looking at my web stats, Netscape 
> at any version is really minor browser (about 1 %, most of that goes to 7.x 
> versions), while Firefox and Mozilla have quite large number of users. Also 
> for MSIE 90% is for MSIE 6, so compatibility with older should not be so 
> important.

+1 for dropping support (and be clear about it in our requirements in Documentation.html).

Should we go as far as outputting a big warning in case of version too low? I think yes.


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