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Browser support list

We must ensure that Queensland Government websites and web applications are functional for all browsers on the supported browsers list below.

Reduced support browsers are also shown below. Where possible, you should supply static or alternate content (or derivatives) for these browsers.

If unsupported technologies prevent the delivery of static or alternate content, reduced support or unspecified browsers should at least display the generic browser support error page.

Supported browsers

Supported browsers have high support for current web technologies and standards.

You should test websites and web applications in these browsers during development or when significant changes occur.

Note: We identified these supported browsers after reviewing the statistics for August 2016 to February 2017 across Queensland Government websites and integrated applications (49,143,688 sessions during sample).

 
BrowserUsageNotes

Chrome

43.07% (up from 38.51%)

  • This browser has high standards compliance and should be easy to support
  • Versions will not be specified

Safari

28.41% (up from 24.83%)

  • Safari use on iPad and iPhone is stable
  • This browser has high standards compliance and should be easy to support

Internet Explorer 11

13.25% (down from 14.7%)

  • This browser has high standards compliance and should be easy to support

Firefox

6.89% (down from 7.29%)

  • This browser has high standards compliance and should be easy to support

Microsoft Edge

3.94% (up from 2.2%)

  • Browser packaged with Windows 10

 

Reduced support browsers

Reduced support is reserved for less-capable (usually older) browsers that may not support current layout and display methods, or current methods of delivering dynamic content.

Where possible, you should deliver equivalent content to these browsers via static alternate means (e.g. plain HTML).

You should test these browsers to ensure that delivered content is not ‘broken’ (i.e. unreadable or incomplete).

BrowserUsageNotes/justification

Internet Explorer 10

 

0.7% (down from 1.88%)

 

  • IE10 has moderate standards compliance
  • Microsoft has ceased support for IE10

Internet Explorer 7

 

0.54% (down from 1.27%)

 

  • This browser has serious bugs in its handling of presentation and behaviour layers
  • The 'Compatibility view' in later versions of IE causes them to emulate IE7
  • Microsoft has ceased support for IE7

Internet Explorer 9

 

0.42% (down from 1.4%)

 

  • IE9 has medium standards compliance
  • Microsoft has ceased support for IE9

Internet Explorer 8

 

0.2% (down from 0.81%)

 

  • Microsoft has ceased support for IE8

Unspecified support

All browsers not listed above fall into this category. This includes statistically insignificant browsers and beta versions of upcoming releases.

Testing is not required for these browsers.