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Should I care about the 2% people still using Internet Explorer?

I tend to use JS Es6 and some css styles that are still not supported by IE. According to caniuse.com IE is still used by 2% of the entire internet users so should I really care about them? Now some will say that the people using IE doesn't deserve using Es6 apps. 😂 Are giant webapps like Facebook or Amazon Internet Explorer friendly? Do the Facebook engineers write code in Es6 and then give IE different build or just use plain old JavaScript?

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babeljs can transform all your new ES6 code so it will run on a potato from the 1860s. It does it all automatically! Check it out, babel is a js-dev's best friend.

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I have a job and our web application simply checks if a user has an old browser. If he does, a special page is shown, which tells him to install a modern one.

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They are using polyfill to support old browsers, polyfill would not affect es6 performance, but can trigger supoort if there is old browsers access it.

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Lets start at the question should you care NO and the rest is answered by Calviղ and Schindlabua

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No they are not worth your hassle.

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Well, I think we should try as much as possible to make internet access easy for anyone that is using the web...

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Internet Explorer is still floating😂 2% of people who still using internet explorer, because they don't know how to install Google Chrome, Brave, Opera, etc... 🤔 You should care about them and teach them how to install google 😑

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https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/1790262/?ref=app

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it really depends on what you are developing, if it’s a shopping web app I suggest that you should support i.e because let’s say you’re earning 100k usd montly purchases then the 2% would still be an increase to $2k chance revenue!

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Some old internet users are addicted to that interface.. They see all these new browsers weird!

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Are these styles supported on Safari?

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If you want to create a website for downloading google chrome, of course you should.

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Yeah we must think about every one beo

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@Anonymous chill

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depends what your doing, as many mentioned using things like babel or typescript you can target your code for compatibility but luckily its less of an issue everyday

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Babel is your friend bro...

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Anonymous the people still using IE would be those who either like it, strange in know, same with edge. Or old people who aren't tech savvy. I think you were joking but from the downvotes I'd say people didn't like it regardless. You might want to consider deleting your answer. Just saying.

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yes I think you should

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i think so

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I agree with the people saying you should care. I have taken for granted all the things I know about computers and tech. My father in law made me realize I'm lucky to know as much as I do. The other day I was helping him copy over some media I had to his flash drive. He was getting confused with right click and left click. He's an intelligent guy but something as simple as that was giving him issues. He would have never figured out how to install a new browser let alone knowing he should. To him IE would have been just fine unless he ran into a page that wasn't backwards compatible. One thing that bothers me so much about consoles and why I won't buy them anymore is that they often don't make them compatible with the games of oldr consoles when as far as I know they are fully capable of doing so. So yes. Please support old crappy browsers like that. They come standard and some folks just don't know any better.