jQuery 2.0 dropping support for IE 6-8

Dave Methvin:

jQuery was conceived specifically to address the differences in browsers, so we’re not going to abandon the essence of our philosophy and simply disregard the millions of active Internet users who (for whatever reasons) still use oldIE. Yet we also want to move ahead and take advantage of modern browsers, especially the growing mobile market.

This is huge news. Great move by the jQuery team here.