html5-boilerplate 打算不支援 IE8 瀏覽器

html5 boilerplate 是一套免費前端 Html5 模板,裡面支援 Normalize.cssjQuery (透過 Google CDN 或本地端讀取) 及 Modernizr,目前支援 IE 8 以上瀏覽器,但是最近看到官方正在討論是否該拿掉 IE 8 支援,原因是 Microsoft 今年宣佈 2014 年 4 月 8 日以後將不再支援 Windows XP,討論中也提到目前 IE 8 的市占率,其實還不小,雖然大部分使用者可能來自亞洲

討論列也有人提到,是否可以跟 [Google 一樣直接捨棄 IE8 及 IE9],可以看到

As previously announced, Internet Explorer 11 launched on October 17, 2013, and as a result, we’ve discontinued support for Internet Explorer 9. Google 的做法相當棒

At Google, we’re committed to developing web applications that go beyond the limits of traditional software. Our engineering teams make use of new capabilities available in modern, up-to-date browsers. That’s why we made the decision last year to support only modern browsers, which also provide improved security and performance.

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