What is browser support?
Browser support is the practice of determining which combinations of browsers to support when building a website.
This ensures our websites render in a consistent manner for the most commonly used browsers.
What are our requirements?
It is a requirement of Information Standard 26 – Internet that Queensland Government websites provide for maximum accessibility and usability for all groups of the community.
At a minimum agencies must:
- recognise the diversity of devices, configurations, and preferences of consumers of internet content (including reasonable range of browsers, internet-enabled devices and assistive technologies such as screen-readers)
- comply with the Consistent User Experience Standard
(See: Module 1: General requirements, Checkpoint 3 - Browser and device support).
How are we meeting these requirements?
- Browser support plan – the focus of the browser support plan is to:
- outline a framework for managing lists of supported browsers; and
- provide best-practice development advice and testing protocols to help ensure websites and web applications can support listed browsers.
- Browser support lists – the browser support lists outline a graded level of support for browsers, based on acceptable levels of community use.