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Re: HTML5 vs content type sniffing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:42:03 +0100
Message-ID: <47A4570B.60100@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> The browser the largest market share is already deployed; its behaviour 
> can't be changed. The next version of the browser with the largest market 
> share has no market share. That's one of the reasons Microsoft developed 
> their new <meta> tag that requires pages to opt-in to particular sets of 
> bugs -- they want to guarentee that when they release IE8, it can render 
> exactly everything that IE7 can render. If IE8 had different behaviour 
> than IE7, then people wouldn't adopt it.
> ...

Following that reasoning, people wouldn't adopt IE7 instead of IE6. But 
they do. May be not as many and as happily as Microsoft would like, but 
they do.

BR, Julian
Received on Saturday, 2 February 2008 11:42:19 UTC

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