Microsoft, the company, which first developed Internet Explorer in 1995, is no longer supporting new development for the web browser. According to Jackson, the use of Internet Explorer creates costs do down the line for companies, and also provides difficulties when creating web-pages for future use.
The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant put an end to the Internet Explorer brand almost four years ago when it introduced Microsoft Edge as its modern browser in Windows 10.
In one of the posts uploaded by the company called "The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser", Microsoft's Chris Jackson told everyone that it should end using Internet Explorer.
But not Internet Explorer.
However, it struggled in the face of competition, and in May 2012 it was announced that Google's Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the most used browser worldwide.
Though a number of websites now work on Internet Explorer, new apps will not be integrated into the service, limiting the web applications available. The new version of Edge can make a huge difference for Internet Explorer die-hard fans because businesses will be able to install it on some older versions of Windows. Moreover, new apps are coming out with greater frequency every year and as such, testing them on the browser that was sent to the technology retirement home in 2015 doesn't appear to be a viable option. For new Edge is better than it has ever been.
"We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days", Jackson wrote. This is because some businesses still use it for their web page and web apps.
"By going with the "technical debt by default" approach, we ended up in a scenario whereby if you create a brand-new webpage today, run it in the local intranet zone, and don't add any additional markup, you will end up using a 1999 implementation of web standards by default".