Discussion summary: Dropping support for IE11

As a follow-up to the very active discussion around the proposal to drop support for IE11, there is a majority agreement to move forward with dropping support. The next steps are to figure out a timeline and what it means for projects/teams to drop the support.

Regarding timeline, there are two upcoming milestones where support could be dropped: 5.8 and 5.9. The argument for dropping in 5.8 is to realize the change and improvement quicker, while others are inclined to wait until 5.9 to provide a longer window between the official announcement and the effective date.

The decision when will be left to the release team for WordPress 5.8; this team is not formed yet as it depends on the April go/no-go Full Site Editing merge.

This post was written in collaboration with @mkaz, @annezazu, and @youknowriad.

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