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

From: Federico Bianco Prevot <nocturndragon@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:16:13 +0100
Message-ID: <f08dcc830712201516s59f755e7vccb2c972d16dd6dc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Cc: "John Oyler" <johnoyler.css@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
 You could be using DOCTYPE as every other major browser does, and if that
happen to break a web application or page, (which has the right DOCTYPE but
expect a non-standard mode to work well), you could solve it in this way:

Keep a list of sites the user wants to display in quirks mode no matter
what. With a simple add button or menu item "Revert to quirks (or
conservative or whatever you want to call it) mode for this site".

This would easily solve large organizations' web applications and intranets

This strangely reminds me of Firefox's IE tab extension philosophy.

On Dec 20, 2007 11:51 PM, Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>

> If large users don't rapidly convert their content because it would cost
> them millions of Dollars or Euros and a large amount of time, a measured
> approach to migration is the best course to take. My guess is that because a
> number of large organizations are involved in the W3C they are moving
> eventually.
Received on Friday, 21 December 2007 06:41:48 UTC

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