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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 11:12:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4621FA83.9070707@bruceboughton.me.uk>
To: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org

Mihai Sucan wrote:
> Given such switch, frameworks will require it and will only tell you 
> "please copy/paste the following line at the beginning of the HTML 
> page". They'll spare the details, if you know what I mean.
> It is inevitable, given the switch, we will end up with tons of 
> documents relying on buggy behaviour in IE.next. IE n+1 will break 
> those pages if it doesn't add yet another switch.

Which is no worse than what we have now.  It does give MS a get-out 
clause though if someone complains that IE8 broke their site. 

I guess the impact of this is whether the mode switch is just for HTML 
parsing or for DOM and CSS too.

Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:12:55 UTC

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