Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November
David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
I am of two minds about the piece that you referenced.
First, I am in total agreement that people should not be using Internet Explorer unless there's a good reason for doing so. The browser just isn't going to keep up with today's Web and many Web sites won't interact properly with Internet Explorer, if at all, and users will find that their experience with IE will be degraded, crippled or nonexistent.
Having said that the Komando article has misquoted the original blog post that it links to. IE is not being retired this November. The blog post states:
"Beginning November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11."
The end of support has to do with Teams and other Microsoft 365 apps. While IE's retirement is inevitable the blog post makes it clear that the browser isn't going away totally, at least not now and certainly not this year. The Komando piece is an example of poor and irresponsible journalism. Again, this doesn't mean that I'm encouraging users to stick with IE until its official retirement. Unless you're being forced to use it in a corporate environment or unless you're using a screen reader version that is over ten years old Firefox or a Chromium-based browser will offer greater compatibility with today's Web sites, better performance and equal screen reader compatibility to IE with a far more accessible experience.
David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 8/20/2020 8:18 AM, Gene wrote:
Microsoft has officially said that it will no longer support Internet Explorer with security updates in November. I don't recall the wording and I don't recall if updates will stop at the beginning of November or at the end.