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Re: HTML version issue summary?

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:02:04 -0700
Message-Id: <60F60DE0-A080-4D8F-BA14-EEE14E72B9CF@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Chasen Le Hara <chasen@chasenlehara.com>

You would still have to worry about older browser versions even when  
HTML5 support started to emerge.  If you only care about browsers  
that fully support HTML5, then you'd just use the HTML5 doctype/ 
version and let versions of IE that haven't opted in using the  
doctype switch get your "older HTML4" version (along with older  
versions of Safari, Firefox, etc.)

dave

On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:55 PM, Chasen Le Hara wrote:

>
> David,
>
> On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:26 PM, David Hyatt wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>>> Are you proposing that IE8 and IE8.1 should not treat content  
>>> that had the HTML5 doctype but no custom opt-in as HTML4.01?
>>
>> I am saying that IE8 and 8.1 in my scenario above would treat  
>> content with the HTML5 doctype but no custom opt-in as HTML4.01 yes.
>
> I am almost positive that I'll be writing my pages with a "I don't  
> care who you are, just render this in the most standards compliant  
> way possible" attitude. How might I be able to do that in your  
> scenario?
> -Chasen
>
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