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IE6 and 'Standards-Compliant Mode'

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 23:58:47 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20010606225847.39634.qmail@web10007.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I am just looking for some clarification on an article
on Microsoft's site about IE6 and CSS, url

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/css/overview/CSSEnhancements.asp

under the heading 'Fix the Box Instead of Thinking
Outside It', is the following statement :-

'This section describes the way Internet Explorer 6
Public Preview or later versions calculate the width
and height properties of an element when you use the
!DOCTYPE declaration to switch on standards-compliant
mode'

My questions is as follows :-

1. Does this statement imply that identical code will
behave differently on IE6, depending on the existence
or otherwise of the Document Type Definition?

Clearly I can test this but at this stage don't have a
spare machine to install IE6 on.

Cheers
Graham Oliver



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