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Re: IE8 incompatibility issues (was: Re: Issue: IE 8 adds new DOM Properties for ARIA -- not compatible with other impls)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:28:12 +0100
To: "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Cc: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "Aaron M Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Marc Silbey" <marcsil@windows.microsoft.com>, "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t7xcpawx64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:18:41 +0100, Chris Wilson  
<Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com> wrote:
> That sounds like "we should never introduce DOM attributes again, and  
> everyone should just always use getAttribute()?"

No, we should only have DOM attributes when they're part of the  
specification. HTML5 introduces a bunch of them, for instance. But with  
ARIA it was part of the design to not have them.

>>> Yeah, I see that, and I've been thinking about that very issue.  Not
>>> clear to me if Opera is happy if we simply make it so a standards-mode
>>> DOCTYPE is necessary, as some of the invective is still demanding
>>> removal of IE7 compatibility altogether.
>> We're not happy with documentMode, but making X-UA-Compatible work just
>> for standards mode would be an improvement. Just like doing IE8 mode by
>> default is an improvement.
> That sounds like a no.

It was a yes actually :-) As in, having X-UA-Compatible only work in  
standards mode is an improvement over what the solution for  
X-UA-Compatible is now.


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 12 March 2008 22:33:41 UTC

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