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Re: standard out of the box

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:04:47 -0500
Message-ID: <476ABCCF.6010404@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> It is to be decided how exactly you get into standards mode. It sounds like what you are
> suggesting is that IE8 is standard by default, and that it abandons compatibility with its
> previous versions. Is this what you think would be best for the web?
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I don't have any attachment to quirks mode. I would love to use standards
> everywhere. But certainly, if we just drop quirks mode, we'll break millions of pages. Somehow we
> have to be able to tell that a page is actually designed for standards.
> 
> What do you think is the right way to decide if a page will not be broken if rendered in 100%
> standard mode?

I would suggest that any doctype that triggers full standards mode
in Mozilla, Opera, and Safari would be a good candidate for triggering
full standards mode in IE8.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2007 19:05:04 GMT

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