Opened on 07/20/2014 at 07:29:54 PM

Last modified on 12/07/2014 at 10:56:58 PM

#1090 new change

Drop support for IE 6 and 7, technically

Reported by: Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By: #404
Blocking: Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by


By policy, we've dropped support for IE 6 and 7. We have not yet, however, taken advantage of that.

What to change

  1. Validate in the installer that we have IE 8 or above.
    1. Upon initial installation, refuse to install.
    2. Upon upgrade, refuse to upgrade but leave existing version in place.
  1. During automatic update, decline to download for version 6 and 7.
    1. On the client, simply do not look for an update.
    2. On the server, report that no update is available.
  1. For users of IE 6 and 7, notify the user that they are using a terminal version of ABP and suggest that they upgrade IE.
  1. Eliminate code that only applies only to IE 6 and 7.
  1. Disable the plugin if running on an unsupported version of IE.

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comment:1 Changed on 07/20/2014 at 07:30:31 PM by

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comment:2 Changed on 07/20/2014 at 07:32:39 PM by

In order to do all this, we'd need to perform this change over two releases. For example, notification to the user about a terminal version would be a version that would still support that version.

Also, some of the installation/upgrade mechanisms may be redundant.

comment:3 Changed on 12/07/2014 at 10:56:58 PM by oleksandr

  • Platform changed from Unknown to Internet Explorer
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
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