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Re: Almost Standards Mode still needed?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 16:57:26 -0800
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <AE62AC01-5D39-4DE1-8540-4AA5FDD584F0@apple.com>

On Nov 9, 2008, at 5:20 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> On Nov 8, 2008, at 09:00, Daniel Schattenkirchner wrote:
>> So my question is, are we really still in need of Almost Standards  
>> Mode?
> Yes, we are. Most standards-aware new commercial Web design seems to  
> happen in the Almost Standards Mode--not in the Full Standards Mode  
> these days.
> If you consider the Quirks Mode, Almost Standards Mode and Standards  
> Mode in Gecko/Opera/WebKit, the one whose elimination would cause  
> the least disruption would be the Standards Mode (if made behave as  
> Almost Standards). However, at this stage, there's reluctance to  
> changing the modes. (Simon Pieters suggested making the Standards  
> Mode behave like the Almost Standards Mode in http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008May/0266.html 
>  but the reception wasn't enthusiastic.)

If we were to make Standards Mode and Almost Standards Mode behave the  
same, I would prefer it have the behavior of Almost Standards Mode  
(with CSS 2.1 updated to codify this). But it's quite possibly too  
late for this and in any case it would need testing to see what breaks.

  - Maciej
Received on Monday, 10 November 2008 00:58:07 UTC

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