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Re: [css3-values] Browsers allow unitless lengths in quirks mode

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:39:19 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKA+Ax=8GXSXVME1zEu4Hx0wPizBPZJp6MP8ayRwnbj-pn_AWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Interesting.  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99554 is where
> the quirk was added, and at the time IE most definitely allowed curlies in
> @style.
>
> I just tested IE, and IE9 in "IE9" browser mode and "Quirks" document mode
> does not have this quirk... the first time I load the page.
>
> But IE has the quirk in "Quirks" and "IE7" document modes in all of the
> other three browser modes, and now that I tried those it also has the quirk
> if I put it back in "IE9" browser mode (in the "Quirks" and "IE7" document
> modes).  It's all pretty confusing.
>
> If WebKit in fact doesn't have this quirk, which seems to be the case at
> first glance, then maybe we can remove it without too much in the way of
> compat issues...

I was testing in IE10 Developer Preview, with no doctype and no manual
mode override.  It could be that real-world pages that require this
quirk will cause IE10 to switch to its IE6 or IE7 mode for other
reasons.  Or maybe IE10 just isn't web-compatible and they haven't
realized yet.
Received on Friday, 3 February 2012 17:40:11 GMT

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