On December 1, 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting all IE versions, including Internet Explorer 10.
Even Microsoft Security Chief Chris Jackson asked users to stop website support of Internet Explorer because it is no longer safe.
Internet Explorer was one of the first and favourite browsers, but its time has passed.
Today it does not meet the requirements of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and therefore causes many problems.
The top problems you will face using Internet Explorer (any version)
- W3C standards mismatch
- Content Security Policy (CSP)
- HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
- An insufficient number of features that is required for a good user experience when browsing the web.
- No Microsoft support and updates
It can potentially be a security threat to its users!
We believe this statement is a good reason to stop website support for Internet Explorer, and thus, Internet Explorer availability will no longer be configured for our site.
Microsoft does have a replacement for Internet Explorer - Edge
Microsoft introduced Edge as the successor to Internet Explorer in 2015. Initial versions of Edge were built using Microsoft's own browser engine.
A newer version of Edge was introduced in 2019. This was built on Chromium and effectively uses the same technology as Chrome browser, but with some Microsoft enhancements.
To conveniently use the Internet today, you must use a modern browser.
According to W3Counter, as of April 2023, the top 5 most used browsers in the market are:
Google Chrome: 72.5% of the market share.
Safari: (For users of Mac) 13.1% of the market share.
Mozilla Firefox: 3.4% of the market share.
Microsoft Edge: 2.5% of the market share.
Opera: 1% of the market share.
Apart from Safari, all of these browsers are built using Chromium to adhere to the latest industry standards.
In conclusion, today, website support of the Internet Explorer browser is not required. Even Microsoft stopped its support.