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Re: IE8 incompatibility issues

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:43:12 +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.t7ywyae864w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:28:19 +0100, Chris Wilson  
<Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@opera.com] wrote:
>> 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.
> I understand they're not in the ARIA spec, and as I said, it was  
> obviously a mistake that we implemented them.  What you said implies  
> that it was a conscious design decision not to have them - was it  
> really?  Do you not think the HTML5 DOM should expose these attributes  
> directly, as it does so many other attributes?

Right, that is the plan for the reason I gave earlier. I don't really have  
a position on the matter myself. I just want everyone to do the same :-)

> ...but not enough to make you happy with the end solution, given that we  
> need to continue having X-UA-Compatible in some form in order to give  
> web developers a quick fix to keep their sites up.


Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 13 March 2008 18:44:00 UTC

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