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Custom MIS and IE 8
tsisson

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4579101 posted 4:47 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

This is a general broad question for anyone that would like to answer.

Our company has a custom Management Information System that was outsourced to an external vendor before I came on board here, otherwise it would have been done in house, I was speaking with the administrator today and they stated the MIS only works correctly in IE8. She stated this was common place, however I can not even fathom this being the case. Being a webmaster, I am sure most people will attest to having the exact opposite experience.

General information:
The MIS is built with aspx and SQL Server.

Here are my questions:
1. Why would an online MIS only work in IE8?
2. This seems like something that should be included in regular maintenance, your opinion?
3. Am I missing something here?
4. Has anyone else came across this issue?

 

Dijkgraaf

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4579101 posted 1:50 am on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

1) It probably was based on a technology that only works in Windows, which even Microsoft then stopped using (e.g. Microsoft Java Virtual Machine [en.wikipedia.org...] )
2) If it was based on such an obsolete technology, then it would not be a small task to upgrade it.
3) Probably. Ask them why it only works in IE8.
4) Yes.

tsisson

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4579101 posted 1:05 pm on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the quick reply, I will look into this and see if this is what I am dealing with. This is very helpful information.

Do you think there are a lot of systems out there still that utilize this technology or are they becoming few and far between?

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