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Re: [cssom-view] small update

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 19:05:20 +0200
To: "Ambrose Li" <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: "Mike Wilson" <mikewse@hotmail.com>, Www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9cse6e664w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 09 Apr 2008 18:07:52 +0200, Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>  
> The problem with assuming that IE "can fix it" is that IE is not  
> upgradable on legacy systems, and people are still using legacy systems.  
> 40% of "my"
> site's visitors are still using IE 6 and another 40% IE 7, and anyone  
> using IE 6 will not upgrade to IE 8+ any time soon. Any attempt to  
> standardize
> quirks mode must take into account IE's existing behaviour and not
> assume that IE can "fix" anything.

This problem is not exactly unique to what we are discussing here. Updates  
to CSS (and other Web specifications) in general will not always migrate  
to such environments until they are updated.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 9 April 2008 17:05:34 UTC

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