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Re: Almost Standards Mode still needed?

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:11:23 +0100
To: "Travis Leithead" <Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Daniel Schattenkirchner" <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ukf6g9v6idj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:30:44 +0100, Travis Leithead  
<Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com> wrote:

> I'll take on that role of Microsoft Representative :-)
> (BTW, thanks for the nomination Mr. Wilson)
>
>>> Is this the IE8 CSS formatter with the single images-in-tables quirk
> like in the Almost Standards Modes of the other browsers? Could a
> Microsoft representative please confirm?
>
> Yes, this is the same. Like other browsers before us, we also found that  
> legacy table-formatted content tends to look pretty ugly without this  
> "almost complete" mode. So, we join the ranks. Obviously, compatibility  
> is just as important to us as standards compliance, and in this case,  
> precedent has already been set.
>
> I do believe that there are only a select few DOCTYPEs that trigger  
> this, but I don't know what they are off hand. You folks probably do (or  
> will have looked it up before I get around to it).

It's in the HTML5 spec (called "limited quirks mode"):

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/tree-construction.html#the-initial-insertion-mode

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 09:12:13 GMT

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