The upcoming JQuery version will supports IE8.
Key features planned for version 3.0
- use of the
requestAnimationFramemethod to improve animation performance;
- support for the Internet Explorer 6 and 7 browsers
Developers of jQuery 3.0 are not planning a lot of major architectural chances, so it will be close to a drop-in replacement for older versions.
There is still quite a bit of Internet Explorer 8 out there in the world, and we want jQuery to support the Web developers who still need IE8 support.
However, there are performance and size benefits to be had by not supporting IE8 and some older browsers. So we have two packages that can serve those different needs”, said Dave Methvin, lead developer of the jQuery core and president of the jQuery Foundation.