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Re: standard out of the box (was: IE Blog: Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone)

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:18:49 +0900
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To: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>


On Dec 21, 2007, at 7:51 AM, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:

> I would argue that defaulting a page that has no DOCTYPE to be  
> standards compliant may not be the best option. There are many  
> legacy pages out there that would break. If a person sets the  
> DOCTYPE then that should be honored...and may still break some pages.

No one is arguing this, I think.

What (other) rendering engines have been doing for years:
<http://gutfeldt.ch/matthias/articles/doctypeswitch.html>
<http://gutfeldt.ch/matthias/articles/doctypeswitch/table.html>
<http://hsivonen.iki.fi/doctype/>

Philippe
Received on Friday, 21 December 2007 01:19:06 GMT

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