jQuery keeps making the World Wide Web an interactive, comfortable place for web developers and users. If you have done any kind of web development, you will surely understand the importance of jQuery in the constantly evolving digital age. jQuery has given a new edge to this virtual world. Cross-browser compatibility comes among its much-celebrated benefits, enabling developers to work easily with different browsers.
In some recent updates on jQuery blog, an announcement has been made that the upcoming version of jQuery, i.e. version 2.0, will be launched somewhere around the rise of 2013. This version will not support IE8 or lower.
JQuery 2.0 would be very similar to jQuery 1.9 as far as the other main features are concerned. It will support the same APIs. The only difference here is removal of the support IE6-IE8 in the upcoming version. And the 2013 update won’t be the end of jQuery 1.9; both versions will be available and updated separately, and new APIs will be added to both.
The new jQuery will have smaller size and faster speed, but if your site has visitors using IE6-IE8 you can continue with jQuery 1.9. Then come those visitors who are using up-to-date browsers. To cater them, jQuery 2.0 is an absolute must.
And if have visitors from the latest as well as old IE versions, here’s the solution:
This code will enable your visitors to browse your website from IE 6/7/8 as well as from up-to-date browsers. For visitors from IE6-IE8, jQuery 1.9 will be loaded and for the latest browser users, jQuery 2.0 will be loaded, so that you never compromise on the ones that make your website a website.