There are a lot of browsers out there and supporting them all in all versions is just too hard to be done in a quality manner.

By "supporting" we mean:

  • issues created for these browsers in JIRA are not closed as won't fix and we make a best effort to fix them
  • we include these browsers in our tests (be them automated or manual)
  • when we create new features or modify existing features we make a best effort to verify that they work on the supported list of browsers

The complete and precise list of browsers supported in a given XWiki release is indicated in the Release Notes for that release (starting with XE 3.2).

Supported Browsers

BrowserReason for supporting itNotes
IE 8Currently IE8 has the largest market share of all IEs and it is widely used in enterprise environments.
IE 9IE9 is slowly getting ground in front of IE8Starting support for it in XE 3.3
FF 3.6Even with the new release strategy of Mozilla, Firefox 3.6 still has about 50% of all Mozilla browser usages. This browser is still supported officially by Mozilla.
FF 4+We support only the latest stable Firefox release, since FF4+ have automatic upgrades.
Chrome 13+We support the latest stable version Chrome release, similar to our FF4+ support.
Safari 5Reasonable market shareStarting support for it in XE 3.3

Not Supported Browsers

BrowserReason for not supporting itStarting with
IE 6
  • it allows us to use newer technologies which are more useful,
  • we can remove lots of hacks we've accumulated over the years
  • we have more time to work on more relevant browser versions. A lot of products have also dropped support for IE6 and it was time we did it too!
XE 3.3M1
IE 7Currently, IE7's market share is similar to the one of IE6. They are both considered obsolete browsers for the same reasons as IE6XE 3.3M1
OperaWe don't officially support Opera (This means that we don't test against it all the time, we don't ensure that new feature work on it but if someone raises an issue in jira and it's easy to fix (or if someone provides a patch) then we fix it.)
OthersSame strategy as Opera above
Created by Vincent Massol on 2011/10/28 15:39

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