22 June 2004

Support for web browsers older than v5

Older web browsers will no longer be supported on the University website.

In planning for the transition to a Web Content Management System (CMS) to handle the University's "marketing" websites, UCOnline is canvassing the idea of no longer specifically supporting browsers older than version 5 of Netscape and Explorer. This means that "fixes" for display problems (resulting from the failure of the original browser developers to support html standards) will be removed. The University will only include current standards-based html which may not be rendered properly in older browsers.

Executive has endorsed the UCOnline approach to using current standards-based code in the University's websites.