bilgis

Arguments not to use IE7

Discussion created by bilgis on Feb 13, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2012 by jeff.pace
Hi.

One of our customers is using IE7 as default web browser and their IT Department does not like other options like Firefox o Chrome, neither upgrading Internet Explorer. This customer is using a web GIS system based on the ArcGIS API JavaScript.

I have been reading some benchmarking studies and IE7 is the slowest web browser:
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/safari-4-benchmarked-42x-faster-than-ie-7-3-5x-faster-than-firefox-3-49301219/

Additionally, the last ArcGIS JavaScript API begins to use all the HTML5 functionalities (CSS3 transformations):
http://blogs.esri.com/Dev/blogs/arcgisserver/archive/2011/12/15/Hardware-accelerated-map-navigation-with-CSS3.aspx
an they are not supported by IE7.

We are trying to find more arguments to persuade them to change the web browser. Any tip is welcome.

Thank you very much.

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