Bookshelf Online Browser Support Policy

Bookshelf Online Browser Support Policy

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Last Update: May 6, 2020

Bookshelf Online Supported browsers:

  • Chrome (stable channel)1
  • Firefox (release channel)2
  • Microsoft Edge (stable channel)3
  • Safari 11+
  • Opera (stable channel)4
  • Mobile Safari (stable Channel)5
  • Chrome for Android (stable channel)1

VitalSource will support the current version and previous version of the browsers in the list above.


The Chrome Stable Channel1 is the thoroughly tested version by Google and intended to be the most stable as the name implies.  This channel updates roughly every 2-3 weeks for minor releases and six weeks for major releases.  For further detail on Chrome, please review the material available at www.chromium.org.  Download the latest stable version of Chrome at www.google.com/chrome.


The Firefox Release Channelis the thoroughly tested version by Mozilla and intended to be the most stable.  This channel updates roughly every six weeks.  For further detail on Firefox, please review the material available at The Mozilla Blog.  Download the latest stable version of Firefox at www.firefox.com.


The Microsoft Edge Stable Channel3 is the thoroughly tested version by Microsoft and intended to be the most stable as the name implies.  This channel updates roughly every 2-3 weeks for minor releases and six weeks for major releases.  For further detail on Microsoft Edge, please review the material available at the Microsoft Edge Blog.  Download the latest stable version of Edge at https://www.microsoft.com/edge/.

 

The Opera Stable Channel4 is the thoroughly tested version by Opera and intended to be the most stable as the name implies.  This channel updates roughly every 2-3 weeks for minor releases and six weeks for major releases.  For further detail on Opera, please review the material available at blogs.opera.com.  Download the latest stable version of Chrome at www.opera.com.

 

Mobile Safari Stable Channel5 is the thoroughly tested version of Safari by Apple for iOS and intended to be the most stable as the name implies.  Apple updates this channel with iOS updates every couple weeks for minor releases and yearly for major versions.