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RE: IE8 using conditional comment violates the support of sibling selectors

From: Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:38:27 -0700
To: Justin Rogers <justrog@microsoft.com>
cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Eric Lawrence <e_lawrence@hotmail.com>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080306113827.34b83c2f3c9bef00757a2c62c0fb7450.b0d16916db.wbe@email.secureserver.net>

Justin Rogers wrote:

> Without giving too much away I think it is safe to say this particular issue will be fixed. It breaks sibling selectors, :first-child, in the future would break :nth*, and makes the selectors API available right now in Beta 1 inconsistent with other implementations.
> Justin Rogers [MSFT]

Does this mean that IE8 will be dropping the use of conditional comments. This is why I believed in the first place that star html hacks were possible or is IE8 just looking lest deeply inside these comments. Placing a comment between the xml prolog and doctype is throwing IE8 into quirks mode.


Have you ever tested IE8 without the vector thing with conditional comments or in other words have you removed from IE8 the ability for it to see (or use) conditional comments?


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