[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3595: Menu still not working with 1.5 and IE7

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Sun Apr 22 20:12:01 UTC 2012

#3595: Menu still not working with 1.5 and IE7
 Reporter:  blogsterfiles  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  1.6
Component:  Theme          |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  major          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch    |

Comment (by blogsterfiles):

 First, it seems to me the best solution to this problem was derailed over
 concerns about IE7. Is that really a valid concern when IE7 represents a
 mere 5% ''and diminishing'' segment of browser use? Plus consider that
 most users who would be confused by the compatibility view button are
 likely to be using more recent versions IE anyway, perhaps leveraging the
 merit of focusing on newer versions of IE to the point concerns over IE7
 effectively are moot. I think simple triage logic would compel reasonable
 minds to look forward and not strain against forward progress by clinging
 to an arbitrary point of backwards compatibility.

 Second, the genius of the current state of BuddyPress is that with the
 current BP-Default theme, BP is a practical ''out of the box'' solution
 for thousands of businesses, organizations, and individuals who are not
 able themselves, or can't justify the cost of hiring developers to
 customize a theme. While the original ticket image illustrated "IE IN
 compatibility mode" as hnla indicated above, I suggest that is a moot
 point. The fact remains that unless you manually install R-A-Y's patch,
 all visitors to a BP site using and the BP-Default theme on IE will see
 the compatibility button in IE browsers, and if they click it (and somehow
 it seems they always do), they will see a broken site until they click it
 again, or use another browser, or click their tongue and leave never to
 return again. It is what it is.

 While this debate has gone on, I've been using the patch without a single
 complaint, so is there any real reason to disagree with R-A-Y's comment 2
 months ago that the patch is good to go? BP is awesome...please just put
 this patch in the theme so we don't have to reload it with every update
 and we can spend our time contemplating and enjoying the wonders to come!
 Life is good, you guys are great! Thanks for listening. :)

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3595#comment:47>
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