Tech:MediaWiki/Compatibility

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Miraheze supports a variety of browsers which meet the latest web standards. Their support is fully dependent on upstream support by MediaWiki.

Miraheze supports all browsers which are supported by the version of MediaWiki which Miraheze runs (at this moment, MediaWiki 1.38.2 (c40e48d)).

MediaWiki divides all web browsers into 3 categories: Grade A (modern browsers, full support), Grade C (basic support), and Grade X (unknown):

  • Grade A browsers have MediaWiki's full support and are tested as being able to support all of MediaWiki's core features.
  • Grade C browsers are those that do not support some web standards, such as older browsers. MediaWiki attempts to disable some features in an effort to ensure readability of content, but their full support is not guaranteed.
  • Grade X browsers are all those browsers that are either no longer supported or have a user base that is too small to focus on. Grade X browsers are treated like Grade A browsers, meaning that MediaWiki does not fall back and disable features like it does for Grade C browsers. This is done on purpose to allow users of modern web browsers without a big user base to experience MediaWiki to the fullest.

Below is a table from MediaWiki.org which explains which browsers fall under what category.

Browser support matrix as of April 2022 v · d · e
Browsers Chrome Firefox Opera Edge Edge Legacy Internet Explorer Safari iOS Android
Modern (Grade A) Current and previous version (2022) None 11+ (2013) 9.1+ (2015) 9+ (2015) 5+ (2014)
Basic (Grade C) 31+ (2013) 39+ (2014) 18+ (2013) 79+ (2020) 12+ (2015) 11+ (2013) 9.1+ (2015) 9+ (2015) 5+ (2014)
Unknown (Grade X) All other browsers

List of changes, most recent first:

  • As of MediaWiki 1.39, Basic support is removed for Internet Explorer 9-10, Firefox 27-38, and Android 4.3-4.4 T293298, T297313, T290815
  • As of MediaWiki 1.36, Basic support is removed for Firefox 3-26, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 3-8, iOS (Safari) 5-8, Android 3.0-4.2, Chrome 1-30, and Opera 15-18. T248061, T262946, T266866
  • As of MediaWiki 1.36, Modern support is removed for Android 4.1-4.2, iOS 6.1-8, and Safari 5.1-8. T266866
  • As of MediaWiki 1.35, Basic support is removed for Internet Explorer 6-7 and Android 2. T232563, T249788
  • As of MediaWiki 1.31, JavaScript for Internet Explorer 10 has been disabled. T187869
  • As of MediaWiki 1.29, JavaScript for Internet Explorer 9 has been disabled along with other non-ES5 browsers. T128115
  • As of MediaWiki 1.27, JavaScript for Internet Explorer 8 has been disabled. T118303, Wikitech-ambassadors message
  • As of MediaWiki 1.24, JavaScript for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 has been disabled. gerrit:152072, gerrit:152128, Wikitech-ambassadors message
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