I’ve already beat this seemingly dead horse, but it’s been prob two or three years now (prob w/ Philipe) and I’m a glutton for punishment… regardless, I am continually dismayed how the undeniably largest and longest running of web browser installations (that is Internet Explorer) has fallen on deaf ears.
In the past, whenever issues were brought up, it was always the company line that we don’t use IE but we’ll do our best to maintain some level of compatibility, whether it be in original design or later insertions into css or whatever. However, the constant nag for Chrome Frame and its application to ARI in 2.10, coupled w/ ‘I don’t why such a shop would not want to deploy Chrome Frame’ has me somewhat concerned. Sheer numbers in user base alone should atleast dictate some kind of consideration.
Now, whether ‘you’ (figuratively) believe something isn’t a problem to deploy across every workstation in an organization or not, the fact remains that there is a great majority of companies that will not entertain this ‘requirement’… especially for ‘something that should be so trivial as navigating to a rather simple webpage’ (the mindset). In the administrators’ mind, it just adding another degree of complication and more effort… needlessly.
As developers/installers/salesmen of such a telephone system, you have to cater (atleast a little bit) to your customers… it doesn’t matter if I use firefox, you use chrome, and some other network guy is using opera… at the end of the day, it’s the user you’re impressing upon (and he’s using IE 9x out of 10).
I see a couple outcomes:
1.) IE 10 comes out w/ stricter rendering/support for the various standards and you lighten your stance and drop the (rather ridiculous) insistence of Chrome Frame in that "it’s not a problem anymore"
2.) You at the very least will put in a config file or advanced setting the ability to disable the very aggrivating nag for it
3.) I go into the php and rip it out myself
Being that I’m personally in the process of working through 2.10 before letting loose in the wild, and IE 10 is atleast 6+ months away from reality… I’m atleast hoping for #2 in the shortterm before I get to the point for #3
In another thread, you said how you expect all IE users to moan, all three of them … but I concur w/ gherbstman in that you are grossly misreading your installed base, and would beg you to reconsider. It’s not large IT shops in general but all shops large, small, & everything in-between.