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[Bug 11360] Document.compatMode semantics not specified

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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #7 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-01-01 05:33:20 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The only value you can see from .compatMode is "CSS1Compat". If you
ever find your document is in "quirks" mode or "limited quirks" mode, that
means your document is in some way non-conforming (e.g. you forgot your
DOCTYPE). The .compatMode feature is only specified for compatibility with
legacy content; there is, as far as I can tell, no use case for this feature in
practice. I highly recommend pretending that the .compatMode feature doesn't
exist.

I have therefore not made a change to the specification. I considered adding a
note, but I couldn't work out what a note would say that would be helpful. As
Ms2ger points out in earlier comments, the spec already seems to include all
the information you requested.

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