Instead, usage of older jQuery versions consistently saw deprecation rates of just 20% per year.
Why? Assuming that the average website lasts between two and four years, that means most deprecation is caused by major website changes or overhauls, rather than incremental upgrades.
What can we do? Cloudflare’s research raises questions about how developers can keep the web updated and how much effort should be spent supporting so much legacy software baggage.
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