A user has posted a comment on the IT Service Status Blog post asking what the best browser is for compatibility with UIS systems. I’ve put this response together, but would like to get some other viewpoints. Please post your comments here.
“There is always a some trade off that comes with balancing browser features, compatibility and security, and with each new release comes a shifting of that balance. No one browser is best at everything. From what we know today, current versions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 work well, as does Firefox 3.x. We are also not aware of any compatibility issues with Safari 5. My recommendation is to have more than one browser installed, so that when an issue comes up, you can quickly switch to another browser to see if that resolves it.
Firefox 4 is at the leading edge of web capabilities, using features and methods that some web sites are not fully capable of supporting yet. I’m sure that this will change before too long, especially with the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 is already on the road map as well).”