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Re: Revamp HTML5 doctype sniffing?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:13:05 -0700
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <27C2E23A-B972-406B-8A93-A84A846F3DD2@apple.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Apr 15, 2009, at 12:07 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Daniel Schattenkirchner
> <crazy-daniel@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Simon Pieters wrote:
>>>
>>> Why not? If you convince Mozilla to change then the spec will most  
>>> likely
>>> change with it.
>>
>> I found 8 sites using this doctype. Three of them are broken:
>>
>> http://www.ascypaa.org/
>> http://www.extremerestraints.com/
>> http://www.kk5im.com/
>>
>> Five of them work equally good:
>>
>> http://premiervacationrentalsllc.com
>> http://www.diagnostik.pl/
>> http://www.fcbayernmuenchen-frauenfussball.de/
>> http://www.sylvansoftware.com/
>> http://www.burlaplute.com/
>>
>> In the view of a browser vendor, that's -3.
>>
>> But maybe someone from Mozilla or WebKit could comment? I don't  
>> want to spam
>> their Bug databases even more.
>
> Erm, if 3 out of 8 sites that use this doctype would break over the
> suggested change, I would say that I'm heavily in favor of not making
> the suggested change for this doctype.

Likewise on our part. What is the advantage of the change that would  
make it worth breaking sites?

  - Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 19:13:49 GMT

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