Friday, 4 December 2015

ScienceDirect and IE8


From January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

The publisher, Elsevier, say :

Why are we ceasing support of IE8?

We are following Microsoft’s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.

By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:
•    Remove current IE8 security issues
•    Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
•    Add support for new browser technologies
•    Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
•    Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities
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Note: Compatibility mode in IE9 or higher reverts the browser back to IE7 or IE8 behavior. If you experience issues accessing ScienceDirect using IE9 or higher, please disable the compatibility view mode in your IE browser.

If you have an queries, please contact library-eresources@salford.ac.uk

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