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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Shawn Medero <shawn@db79.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:36:22 -0800
Message-ID: <994fc8d00901081436m23facf8fod1d21918a691c11b@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Shawn Medero <shawn@db79.com> wrote:

> Assuming Philip's test is valid -- IE 6 & 7 do not trigger standards
> mode using this doctype string.

Philip (on #html-wg) informs that:

> IE 6/7 do trigger their standards mode with <!doctype html public "">; it's just reported as "limited-quirks" instead, since IE 6/7's standards mode is what other browsers call limited quirks

So I'm wrong. I still prefer "legacy-compat" to an empty sting... but
a suggested technical barrier to using the empty string might bumpkis.

-s
Received on Thursday, 8 January 2009 22:37:03 UTC

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