[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55552: Status of skip-link bug unclear

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#55552: Status of skip-link bug unclear
 Reporter:  Clarus Dignus  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)   |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:
Component:  General        |     Version:  5.9.3
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:                 |     Focuses:  accessibility, javascript
Changes (by joedolson):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => invalid
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 Hi, @clarus-dignus! The skip-link fix was a temporary measure intended to
 provide skip link support to browsers which did not properly support them.
 This was never a bug in WordPress; it was a bug in browsers.

 This bug was fixed in Chromium in 2017, and has propagated to all major
 browsers that did not already support it since then. The only remaining
 browser that still exhibits this issue is Internet Explorer, and no
 version of Internet Explorer is still supported by Microsoft or by
 WordPress core.

 As such, there is no longer any need for this fix unless you have a
 particular need to provide support for Internet Explorer. WordPress is no
 longer adding this fix to new themes, and there will be no core support
 for the code. The `wontfix` decision on older core themes in #54421 is
 inline with the decision not to remove support for older browser from
 themes that previously offered that support.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55552#comment:4>
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