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Re: <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge;chrome=1">

From: Glynn Williams <glynn@wowdesignsolutions.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:33:20 +0100
Message-ID: <4D91EDB0.2020006@wowdesignsolutions.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
CC: www-validator@w3.org, chaa006@gmail.com
Thanks Jukka

I try to always get a clean validation, but as you say it doesn't mean 
the website is poorly constructed, both HTML and CSS. I'm happy to live 
with this single main error.

Thanks both for your help in this matter. Have a good day.

Kindest regards
*Glynn*

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Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
>
>> Glynn Williams wrote:
>>
>>> This statement is valid, but shows non-valid for HTML5:
>>>
>>> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge;chrome=1">
>>
>> What are you using as the definition of "valid", Glynn ?
>
> Apparently Glynn is worried about the report of the W3C Markup 
> Validator. The validator is correct in this issue, as the current 
> HTML5 drafts define a limited set of allowed values for http-equiv, 
> not including the one needed here.
>
> The tag is used to make IE behave the best it can, in "standards" 
> mode, and if the author knows what he is doing (the page is designed 
> to work in that mode), the tag is useful, due to IE 9's annoying 
> features.
>
> Validation is a tool, not an end, and there is no merit in getting a 
> "clean" "validation" report from an experimental, poorly documented 
> heuristic checker (which is what W3C Validator is in HTML5 mode), 
> checking against an unknown version of some work in progess (which is 
> what HTML5 is). It's a very useful tool if you wish to author in HTML5 
> style - but there's no point in trying to please it in matters like this.
>
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:33:52 GMT

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