by Torstein Hønsi
Revised February 16, 2012
1.4.3 - 1.10.x for all browsers.
|MooTools||1.2.5 - 1.4.5|
Other versions may still work even though they are not tested.
We test our software on many browsers using the latest versions. Knowing that Internet Explorer users have a tendency not to upgrade we also systematically test older versions of that browser. Highcharts runs on the following browser versions:
|Internet Explorer||6.0 +|
|iOS (Safari)||3.0 +|
|Android Browser||2.0 + *)|
*) Android 2.x has limited support, see below.
Different browsers support different rendering technologies, modern browsers have support for SVG but older versions of Internet Explorer do not, here we use VML to draw the graphs. This table describes the technologies we use in various browsers:
|Browser version||Rendering technology||Rendering performance|
|Internet Explorer 9||SVG||Excellent|
|Internet Explorer 8||VML||Ok|
|Internet Explorer 7||VML||Slow|
|Internet Explorer 6||VML||Slow|
Android 2.x doesn't have SVG support built in, so we have created a separate renderer based on the canvg library for this system. This solution has some limitations: