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Re: Standards mode and Quirks mode (was Re: [CSS21] Test Suite)

From: Thomas Scholz <info@scholz-webdesign.de>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 00:40:18 +0200
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsbl3xgxphthev0@thomas.scholz>

Chris Lilley wrote:

> On Friday, July 23, 2004, 11:57:42 PM, L. wrote:
>
> LDB> In Mozilla and Safari, you could just add an empty internal subset  
> to LDB> any existing DOCTYPE declaration to turn off quirks mode.  This  
> causes LDB> no semantic change to the DOCTYPE declaration.
>
> Correct. It also causes Win/IE to display
>
> ]>
>
> as the first line of the document, so people tend not to do that.

Well, for people validating on a lokal server* <!DOCTYPE html> is enough.  
This »triggers« the standard compliance mode in all switching browsers too.

*<http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=8tdp6tgq0ameonvve9uii7a1stlnb9u3ec%404ax.com>


Thomas

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