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End of SAP Quirks Mode Support for IE

Starting from NetWeaver 7.52 and/or SAP Kernel 753 and/or SAP_UI 7.52 used in lower NetWeaver AS ABAP versions, Quirks Mode (IE 5.5 rendering mode) of Internet Explorer is no longer supported by SAP for all SAP UI technologies (the SAP release date is planned for the end of Q3/2017) and cannot be used any longer (usage blocked).

For more information, see also SAP Note 1672817 – Browser: Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer Support Policy Note and SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for NetWeaver –> “Essential Information” (e.g. PAM for NW AS ABAP 7.51).

See also portal related information

See also the external Microsoft article 4014991 (external link): Slow rendering in Internet Explorer 11 for websites displayed in Quirks Mode.

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  1. Fabricio Pereira

    Thanks for the heads up, Oliver.

    Will Netweaver 7.52 be released for Java as well or only for ABAP in Q3/2017?

    What is the impact on BSP and HTMLB technology based applications?


    Best regards,



    1. Oliver Stiefbold Post author

      Hi Fabricio,
      due to my knowledge, it is planned to continue with the same stack definition as in NW 7.51, means no AS JAVA in version 7.52 (SAPUI5 is available in a higher version for AS Java 7.50).

      For HTMLB on BSP the rule applies. No quirks mode support planned.


  2. Former Member

    Hi Oliver, thx for the information.

    I have a question regarding the statement that “from NW 7.52 or Kernel 753 Quirks mode is no longer supported by SAP for all UI technologies”. What exactly does “no longer supported” mean? Is it still possible to start an application within a new window in quirks mode and SAP just doesn’t provide support for those cases? Or does it mean that quirks mode is technically somehow blocked?

    Best regards,



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