I recently read a very good (and relatable) rant on another mailing list which began with the words: "A pox on all web browsers..." It was about the experimental code & changing feature sets that you find with most browsers. In that discussion, someone said that Safari is probably the best, except it also has problems when encountering Microsoft-centric websites. Of course that's not helpful when your library only has Windows machines. We have to constantly troubleshoot for various browsers interacting with various databases, websites etc. And of course it sometimes depends on which operating systems the person is using which browser (and which version) with. Our IT dept also mandated IE back in the day, but they now know that's not a real solution. It's ironic though when you have some services that ONLY work with IE ... while most services/platforms work better with any other browser than IE. Thanks, Patricia Farnan | Application Administrator, Discovery Services University Library | St Teresa's Library Telephone: +61 8 9433 0707 | Email: [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kate Deibel Sent: Monday, 15 October 2018 11:03 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Default, preferred, or supported "enterprise" browser? I can say that from the web accessibility perspective, the recommended testing suite is Firefox for the browser and NVDA as the screen reader (plus keyboard navigation testing in general). This is due to FF and NVDA sticking the closest generally to the W3C specifications. Katherine Deibel | PhD Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian Syracuse University Libraries T 315.443.7178 [log in to unmask] 222 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 Syracuse University -----Original Message----- From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Pikas, Christina K. Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 11:00 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [CODE4LIB] Default, preferred, or supported "enterprise" browser? Hi All, In the olden days, my IT department more or less mandated IE as the only supported browser. Everything had to work on IE and you could install others but you were on your own. So then more and more people wanted Macs and they weren't super supported until the director said he wanted a Mac. Anyway, years later, some of our tools work best on FF. Full SharePoint functionality requires a browser that is essentially dead. We have an enterprise video streaming tool that keeps promising to offer something other than Flash... sigh. Do you all support the major browsers equally? FF, Chrome, Edge, Safari? Do you primarily support one browser but allow others? If you are in an environment that has some tools that need one browser and other tools that need another browser, how do you communicate that? Do you alter the environment such that links open in the appropriate browser (can be done in Chrome, I think?) Thanks in advance for any assistance, Christina ------ Christina K. Pikas, BS, MLS, PhD Librarian The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Baltimore: 443.778.4812 D.C.: 240.228.4812 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Disclaimer The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. This email has been scanned for viruses and malware, and may have been automatically archived by Mimecast Ltd, an innovator in Software as a Service (SaaS) for business. Providing a safer and more useful place for your human generated data. Specializing in; Security, archiving and compliance. To find out more visit the Mimecast website.