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Re: Revamp HTML5 doctype sniffing?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 11:20:22 +0200
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.urwpj8g764w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Sun, 05 Apr 2009 09:40:52 +0200, Daniel Schattenkirchner  
<schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> I don't understand the problem we're trying to solve here. Could you  
>> elaborate? Why does it matter which way we go for specific DOCTYPEs,  
>> other than trying to be consistent with as many browsers as possible?
> Maybe my initial premise is wrong? Multiple browser modes are considered  
> harmful. I was under the impression, that it is in our interest, to  
> reduce the overload on the doctype switch when time allows us to do so.

The interest is in removing differences between quirks, limited quirks,  
and no quirks mode. The amount of opaque strings that triggers each mode  
is not really a concern.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 5 April 2009 09:21:06 UTC

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