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Re: The argument for |bugmode| (was Re: If we have versioning, it should be in an attribute, not the doctype)

From: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:45:02 +0200
Message-ID: <af2a8eab0704181045q2d482680h469ebeadc2c5d235@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-html@w3.org

> If I want to manually opt in to IE9's super standards mode and
> automatically opt in to 10, 11 and 12, but not automatically opt in to
> 13, would a date be sufficient?

You can't do that.
It doesn't make sense to say that your page will render properly in a
future browser that no one knows how it will look like and what bugs
does fix and the new problems that will bring.

You can only say "I've tested this page in the standards mode of the
current version and it works fine", but you don't even know if your
page is using some bug that will be fixed later and so it will break.

No matter how MS ends up doing the opt-in, if you try to opt-in before
testing that your page really works then some one will have problems
when IE.next is released.
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 17:51:53 UTC

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